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Unformatted text preview: While Jarvis is in the valley, it begins to rain. As noted in an earlier commentary, the beginning of the rain can be seen as a symbol of the renewed hopes and rebirth of the valley. Jarvis is trapped in the rain and must ask Kumalo for permission to leave his saddle on the parson's porch and to take refuge in the church. The building leaks so much that they have to move constantly in order to find better protection. Ultimately, Jarvis will build a new church for the village. During their wait, Jarvis learns that Absalom's plea for clemency has not been granted and that his son's murderer will soon be hanged. Thus the two fathers are left with only the memories of their sons. Arthur's son comes to Kumalo to learn more Zulu. Kumalo sees the brightness of the father shining in the son. As the boy leaves, Kumalo hopes that he will see the valley reborn before he dies in the son....
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- Fall '09