A charismatic Indian woman, Hamijolli Chand serves as a host and entertainer for the soldiers during their time in the city of Delhi. She’s immediately interested in meeting Americans, since she studied for two years in Baltimore, Maryland. Although she has a husband, it’s suggested that she sleeps with Lieutenant Corson, possibly because she thinks he can help her “get ahead” in life. Jolly is regarded by the other soldiers as a “phony,” who only pretends to be likeable and charming. She disappears suddenly, leaving Lieutenant Corson alone, and we never hear from her again.
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...thrilled to find Americans in the city. The woman introduces herself as Hamijolli Chand, or “Jolly” for short. That evening, the woman gets drinks with the soldiers. She explains that she... (full context)