Chapter 16 Summary
Red Velvet Box
A messenger is winding his way to Pakistan with a ruling from the Supreme Council tucked into his saddlebags—or at least that is how Greg Mortenson envisions it. The reality is that a red velvet box containing the ruling was mailed and, after several stops, is now ready to be read publicly in Pakistan. Parvi reports that government spies have been reported at the school founded by Mortenson, asking whether “Western-style licentiousness” or Christianity is part of the curriculum. Parvi himself is visited and questioned about the American. Does he ever drink alcohol? Is he a seducer of Muslim women? Parvi answers honestly and invites the agent to visit any of the schools Greg has...
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