A Virtuous Woman - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

For three nights, Ruby waits with her gun for John Woodrow to come home, but he does not. During this time, Ruby continues to work for the Hoovers. The thought of going home does not cross her mind because she cannot imagine returning home under the shame that clouds her life. On the third day, Ruby meets Jack. When Jack learns that Ruby is married to John Woodrow, he tells her that John Woodrow is in the hospital. There was a fight at a local bar and John Woodrow was stabbed several times. Then Jack tells Ruby she can come to his house if she needs anything. Ruby is grateful for this offer.

Ruby works all day and then returns to the migrant camp. Some of the other workers criticize Ruby for not going to the hospital, but because she has been assured that John Woodrow will...

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