Chapters 20-22 Summary
Sai and Gyan's relationship was growing more personal. They compared their bodies to one another: They measured their collar bones, checked the length of their eyelashes, noted who had the longer neck. In this way, they played at courtship, teasing each other. One day, Gyan asked Sai to kiss him. Sai attempted to hold out, but she was not strong enough to forbid his kiss for long. Finally they matched one another's lips. A week later, they had lost all bashfulness and spent much of their scheduled lesson time kissing.
Gyan and Sai were so involved in their budding relationship that they paid little notice to what was happening around them. The fever of the Nepali rebels was again rising. Militant slogans were posted...
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