The Question and Answer section for Three Cups of Tea is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Greg had smelled paiyu cha brewing many times and thought the odor was horrible. It, however, is a great source of nourishment in the mountains.
Haji is a corrupt local official. Haji explains that Mortenson deal with the Balti in a certain manner if he is to be successful. He does not want a school for girls because it is against his interpretation of Islam.
That is because he showed Abdul a green nylon sock filled with hundred dollar bills. He had enough money to build a school. Abdul says that tomorrow they will bargain for all the resources needed to build the school.