Kip’s second-in-command. Hardy is fond of Kip, and while the other men in their sapper unit find it difficult to call Kip, an Indian, “sir,” Hardy uses this term of address without hesitation. Hardy teaches Kip Western songs, which Kip frequently sings and whistles around the villa. Hardy is killed when a bomb explodes the night Caravaggio finds a gramophone and throws a party in the English patient’s room.
Hardy Character Timeline in The English Patient
The timeline below shows where the character Hardy appears in The English Patient. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter III. Sometime a Fire
...skin. Caravaggio is irritated by Kip’s constant humming of Western songs, which Kip learned from Hardy, the other sapper who accompanied Kip to the villa. Hardy, however, has been relocated to... (full context)
Chapter VII. In Situ
Chapter VIII. The Holy Forest