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Quote #10

The shock was minute, but Stella, nearest to it, shrank into her husband's arms, then reached forward, then flung herself against Aziz, and her motions capsized them. They plunged into the warm, shallow water, and rose struggling into a tornado of noise. (3.36.69)

This scene seems to repeat the scene earlier in the novel where Aziz shows Fielding his wife's photograph (see our discussion of Quote #2). This passage appears to cement their relationship when Fielding returns the favor by chucking his wife in Aziz's lap.

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