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Miss Hei in The Quiet American

By Graham Greene

Miss Hei

Miss Hei is Phuong's sister who works for the economic attaché as a typist. She wants a good marriage for Phuong. Naturally, she dislikes Fowler and tries to play Emma to her and Pyle. She can speak and read English, making her a threat to Fowler's attempts to keep secrets from Phuong.