Chapter 12 Summary
Haji Ali’s Lesson
When Greg goes to Changazi’s compound, he is denied access. Greg produces the inventory list for the supplies but is told the agent is not in Skardu and will not be back for a month or two. He cannot call because the phone lines are cut. As Greg ponders his next move, Ghulam Parvi, Changazi’s trusted accountant and a devout Muslim scholar, arrives. Greg makes his appeal to him. The inventory looks legitimate, but Parvi is puzzled because he has never heard Changazi mention this project, even though Changazi knows of Parvi’s interest in building schools in Pakistan. Because of this shared interest, Parvi agrees to help Greg locate his building materials. They locate the supplies...
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