Chapter 14 Summary

Motes’ landlady continues to think about why a sane person would blind himself, because Motes continues to live in her house after he puts out his eyes. Initially, she told him to leave since he refused to wear dark glasses and the sight of his damaged eye sockets was both disconcerting and intriguing, but she lets him stay. Motes spends most afternoons sitting on her porch, but he only speaks when he is in the mood. If she asks him a question in the morning, he might not answer it until the afternoon—or perhaps never. He stays there because he knows his way around the building.

Every month Motes gets a disability check from the military for the injuries he suffered, and the landlady is intrigued by how this blind...

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