Study Guide

Three Cups of Tea Chapter 3

By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Chapter 3

"Progress and Perfection"

  • Haji Ali's wife, Sakina, brings Mortenson some breakfast.
  • Mouzafer tromps in later, and everyone greets him because everyone knows him. He's like the George Clooney of Pakistan.
  • Mortenson pays Mouzafer three thousand rupees and promises to visit him later.
  • They meet up with Mortenson's hiking buddy, Scott Darsney, and travel down to Skardu, but Mortenson decides to return to Korphe.
  • He feels a need to repay his debt to them for nursing him back to health. So, appalled by their lack of a school, Mortenson makes a promise to Haji Ali: "I will build a school" (3.30).