Sections 12-13 Summary

John Kwang invites Henry to go to dinner with him after having spent the day at the campaign headquarters. The two of them go to a Korean restaurant. While they eat and drink, both Kwang and Henry flirt with the waitresses. The more the men drink, the more closely Henry feels he is coming to know Kwang. From his training as a spy, he knows that this is the perfect opportunity to delve into Kwang’s private life and personal philosophy. The alcohol has pulled Kwang off guard. However, Henry does not take advantage of the situation. He cannot explain his reluctance, even to himself. Henry merely observes Kwang, and from his observations, he learns some intimate details about the man.

Henry notices, for example, when...

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