Dr Wagner is speaking to the lama about switching to computers to compile a list of the names of God. He then go on to say:

Dr. Wagner was scarcely conscious of the faint sounds from the Manhattan streets far below. He was in a different world, a world of natural, not man-made, mountains

Where is Dr Wagner? Manhattan or Tibet? Is he with the lama? Are they on the phone?

  • "from the Manhattan streets far below". He's in Manhattan
    – Valorum
    Nov 11, 2017 at 10:44

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He is in Manhattan, the lama is there to personally offer him a job. The guy leaves such a good impression that Dr Wagner is left daydreaming about Tibet for a short while, before deciding to dispatch his team.

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