A Girl Named Disaster - Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 36 Summary

Nhamo watches as a wasp stings and kills a spider much larger than it. The wasp flies away instead of staying to eat its prey. Nhamo doesn't understand.

Dr. van Heerden is back, with supplies and luxuries from the city. He has brought his dog with him. He opens the door of his truck and the dog bounds out, scaring Nhamo as she connects this dog with those that attacked her on her first night in Zimbabwe. Nhamo has her knife in her hand from cutting Lucerne. Thinking the leaping dog is attacking her, she slashes at it with her knife. When Dr. van Heerden tries to protect the dog, she stabs him with the knife. Soon, she is being pulled off of him, the bones in her wrist broken as someone tries to wrench the knife from her hand.

Dr. Masuku stays with Nhamo the rest...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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