A Grain of Wheat - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter 3 returns to Mugo's visitors. Gikonyo, who was poor when he married Mumbi, has become rich after returning from detention. Warui is an old man who has been with the Movement since the 1920s. Wambui worked carrying messages between rebels during the Emergency, and reputedly she barely avoided being caught with a pistol by hiding it between her thighs and complaining about having her private parts searched. Two other men come to the door, former Freedom Fighters General R. and Lieutenant Koina. Mugo is ill at ease. They talk about the Uruhu celebration and having a sacrifice. Then General R. comments that Kihika was religious, but God didn't save him. General R. has Kihika's Bible, and Gikonyo reads an underlined passage, that God shall save the poor and destroy the oppressor.

General R. and Lieutenant Koina comment that Mugo hid Kihika the night...

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