Chapter 34 Summary

The incident with Genet at her house is a distraction. Marion is determined to do well enough on his finals to be admitted into the grand, new teaching hospital five times larger than Missing. As Rosina continues scolding her daughter next door, Marion spreads his books out on the table and prepares to study. He has a plan and must stick with it if he wants to play on the cricket team, sleep, and get into medical school, so he eats while he studies so as to not waste time. Genet arrives an hour later to study with him, and soon Shiva joins them. Although Genet says she is as interested in medicine as Marion is, she does not show it in her study habits.

Shiva is not at all interested in school and is trying to avoid...

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