The Waiter serves Changez and the Stranger while they sit and drink tea in the café in Lahore to which Changez steered the Stranger. A member of a tribe victimized by America’s military, he appears hostile and angry with the Stranger, though Changez assures the Stranger that the man is polite and gentle. At the end of the novel, the Waiter is running toward the Stranger in a dark and street, and may be about to attack him, though this isn’t at all certain.
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...story. Instead, he is looking over his shoulder at the group of people, including the waiter, following them. Changez admits that the waiter looks grim, but assures the Stranger that no... (full context)