A Thousand Splendid Suns

What did Jalil Khan leave for Mariam before his death ?

Chapter 50 ! :)

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Hamza gives Laila a box that Jalil had given Mullah Faizullah to give to Mariam. The contents of the box include a tape of Walt Disney's Pinnocchio, which confuses Laila. Pinnocchio is the cartoon that Jalil promised to take Mariam to see, when he never came to pick her up. Jalil wrote Mariam a letter revealing that Afsoon, Nilofaur, and his son Farhad had been killed. Jalil writes that Mariam is a good daughter and he regrets not taking her in. Indeed, Jalil had lost much of his wealth to the communists, and he sold the rest of his land. Jalil asks Mariam to come visit him, because he says he is dying soon. He has enclosed Mariam's share of the inheritance in the box, converted into U.S. dollars. Laila shows Tariq the money in the box, and she cries.