“Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer is told by a third-person narrator. The narrator follows Paulus and Thebedi and adopts their point of view in turns.
When Paulus thinks about Thebedi, the narrator shares Paulus’ perspective of the events: “… he could see in her dark face that was part of the shade, with her big dark eyes, shiny as soft water, watching him attentively” (ll. 72-73).
When the narrator focuses on Thebedi, the narrator shares Thebedi’s perspective of the events: “She thought she heard small grunts from the hut, the kind of infant grunt that indicates a full stomach, a deep sleep.” (ll. 193-194)
There are also times when the narrator simply functions as an observer and provides a detached account of the events: