Three Cups of Tea
By erw_, Updated
The six most important events in the Three Cups of Tea story.
Mortenson wants to place his sisters necklace on the top of a mountain in her memory but he fails and ends up having to stay the night with Moufazer and his wife. While he is there he ends up getting sick. After he gets better, Moufazer heads back to America after promising to build a school for the kids of Korphe.
After Mortenson finishes raising all the money to build the school, he is told that he has to build a bridge over the river to get the supplies to the construction site. After10 weeks, the bridge is finished being built and they build the school for the Korphe children.
During a meeting back in America, Mortenson meets Tara and clicked with her the same night. He gives her a lift home where they share their first kiss and in less than a week Mortenson and Tara are married. His new marriage delayed him from going back to Korphe for three weeks.
When he finally makes it back to Pakistan, Mortenson decides to build schools in other countries that might need help with their education systems. During this time, he is kidnapped and held hostage because he is American. Mortenson is afraid that Tara will never hear from him again because there are no phones so he can call her.
Mortenson is so determined to get all the work in for the school to be built that he spends the whole day in his office. Mortenson does too much work on his own & everyone gets concerned about his health. Mortenson finally agrees to hire an assistant, begin working with a therapist, and learn more about management.
Mortenson gradually develops into a professional responsible. After the September 11th attacks, Mortenson explains to the Muslims that every American doesn't hate every Muslim and vice versa. Mortenson proves to everyone that once he has a goal, he does not give up on it and he does everything in his power to make it come true.
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