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When he returned, he found the guide, alone, with his head on one side. He had heard a noise, he said, and then Aziz heard it too: the noise of a motor-car. They were now on the outer shoulder of the Kawa Dol, and by scrambling twenty yards they got a glimpse of the plain. A car was coming towards the hills down the Chandrapore road. But they could not get a good view of it, because the precipitous bastion curved at the top, so that the base was not easily seen and the car disappeared as it came nearer. No doubt it would stop almost exactly beneath them, at the place where the pukka road degenerated into a path, and the elephant had turned to sidle into the hills.

He ran back, to tell the strange news to his guest. The guide explained that she had gone into a cave. How am I to know which contains my guest? Which is the cave I was in myself? The same vague gesture. And Aziz, looking again, could not even be sure he had returned to the same group. Caves appeared in every direction—it seemed their original spawning place—and the orifices were always the same size. When they had done this for awhile, the guide explained that to shout is useless, because a Marabar cave can hear no sound but its own.

Aziz wiped his head, and sweat began to stream inside his clothes. The place was so confusing; it was partly a terrace, partly a zigzag, and full of grooves that led this way and that like snake-tracks. He tried to go into every one, but he never knew where he had started. Caves got behind caves or confabulated in pairs, and some were at the entrance of a gully. The man fled, and he was left alone. She had ed the people in the car—friends of hers, no doubt, Mr. Heaslop perhaps. He had a sudden glimpse of her, far down the gully—only a glimpse, but there she was quite plain, framed between rocks, and speaking to another lady.

He was so relieved that he did not think her conduct odd. Accustomed to sudden changes of plan, he supposed that she had run down the Kawa Dol impulsively, in the hope of a little drive. They were lying at the verge of a cave, half-way down an entrance tunnel. He tried to hang them over his shoulder, but the leather strap had broken, so he put them into his pocket instead. When he had gone a few steps, he thought she might have dropped something else, so he went back to look. So he scrambled down the valley-face of the hill towards Mrs. Heaslop, but Fielding.

Oh, I have so wanted you! And his friend ran to meet him, all so pleasant and jolly, no dignity, shouting explanations and apologies about the train. Chatter, chatter, all the servants leaving their cooking to listen. Excellent Miss Derek! Another nice English lady. Where was she? Left with car and chauffeur while Fielding found camp. The elephant in person. Moore, from her patch of shade; they had not spoken yet, because his arrival had coincided with the torrent from the hill.

Where have you put Miss Quested to? His heart was full of new happiness. The picnic, after a nasty shock or two, had developed into something beyond his dreams, for Fielding had not only come, but brought an uninvited guest. She was driving herself. He would prefer to give breakfast to all four; still, guests must do as they wish, or they become prisoners. He went away cheerfully to inspect the porridge and the ice. Moore sat swinging her foot, and appeared sulky and stupid. There was no question of returning to Chandrapore.

He was annoyed—chiefly with himself. He wanted someone to share the blame, and frowned at Mrs. Moore rather magisterially. They knew one another very little, and felt rather awkward at being drawn together by an Indian. The racial problem can take subtle forms. In their case it had induced a sort of jealousy, a mutual suspicion. He tried to goad her enthusiasm; she scarcely spoke. Aziz fetched them to breakfast. He was inaccurate because he was sensitive.

He was inaccurate because he desired to honour her, and—facts being entangled—he had to arrange them in her vicinity, as one tidies the ground after extracting a weed. Before breakfast was over, he had told a good many lies. Loving them both, he expected them to love each other. The wonderful India of her opening weeks, with its cool nights and acceptable hints of infinity, had vanished. Fielding ran up to see one cave. Then they got on the elephant and the picnic began to unwind out of the corridor and escaped under the precipice towards the railway station, pursued by stabs of hot air.

They came to the place where he had quitted the car. Fielding could see nothing but the crease. Everywhere else the glaring granite plunged into the earth. The crease continued as a nullah across the plain, the water draining off this way towards the Ganges. I consider they have been impolite!

So touchy as a rule, Aziz was unassailable. The wings that uplifted him did not falter, because he was a Mogul emperor who had done his duty. Perched on his elephant, he watched the Marabar Hills recede, and saw again, as provinces of his kingdom, the grim untidy plain, the frantic and feeble movements of the buckets, the white shrines, the shallow graves, the suave sky, the snake that looked like a tree.

He had given his guests as good a time as he could, and if they came late or left early that was not his affair. Hundreds and hundreds of rupees. I can trust you not to repeat this. And M. If money goes, money comes. If money stays, death comes. Did you ever hear that useful Urdu proverb? Probably not, for I have just invented it. You will never kick us out, you know, until you cease employing M.

Why should I trouble over that dirty job? Leave it to the politicians. So the cavalcade ended, partly pleasant, partly not; the Brahman cook was picked up, the train arrived, pushing its burning throat over the plain, and the twentieth century took over from the sixteenth. Moore entered her carriage, the three men went to theirs, adjusted the shutters, turned on the electric fan and tried to get some sleep.

In the twilight, all resembled corpses, and the train itself seemed dead though it moved—a coffin from the scientific north which troubled the scenery four times a day. As it left the Marabars, their nasty little cosmos disappeared, and gave place to the Marabars seen from a distance, finite and rather romantic. The train halted once under a pump, to drench the stock of coal in its tender. Then it caught sight of the main line in the distance, took courage, and bumped forward, rounded the civil station, surmounted the level-crossing the rails were scorching now , and clanked to a stand-still.

Chandrapore, Chandrapore! The expedition was over. And as it ended, as they sat up in the gloom and prepared to enter ordinary life, suddenly the long drawn strangeness of the morning snapped. Aziz, it is my highly painful duty to arrest you.

Refer to Mr. Come along, Aziz, old man; nothing to fuss about, some blunder. The young man sobbed—his first sound—and tried to escape out of the opposite door on to the line. A second later, and he would have been out, whistles blowing, a man-hunt. Never, never act the criminal. Put your hat straight and take my arm. They emerged into the midday heat, arm in arm. The station was seething. Passengers and porters rushed out of every recess, many Government servants, more police.

Ronny escorted Mrs. Mohammed Latif began wailing. And before they could make their way through the chaos, Fielding was called off by the authoritative tones of Mr. Turton, and Aziz went on to prison alone. Add the eBook or print edition of A Passage to India to your bookshelf! SparkTeach Teacher's Handbook.

Chapter XVI. Fielding, have you seen Miss Quested? Where is she? Got a cigarette? I know nothing. Produce your warrant. Aziz, will you kindly come? Haq wailed. Popular s: A Passage to India. Take a Study Break.

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