Chapter 29 Summary

Two days after the General’s execution, the hospital staff holds a celebration. During the preparations, an army jeep arrives and a uniformed officer enters the family’s bungalow. With trepidation, the twins slowly make their way to the house; just as they arrive, Hema and Ghosh step out onto the porch with the officer. Marion is relieved that Ghosh is still here but feels panicked when Ghosh asks them about the man who came for the motorcycle. They had told Hema a story on the day it happened: they said a soldier with a key came and got the motorcycle but they exchanged no words with him. Marion is about to speak when he looks at the officer and sees that it is the same man who came for the motorcycle.

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