Avenue of Mysteries - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 is titled “Yielding Under No Winds. A missionary named Brother Edward Bonshaw arrived by plane in Oaxaca about the same time that Rivera was taking Juan Diego to town. Brother Pepe was intrigued to find that Edward, who was from Iowa, was wearing a wild Hawaiian style shirt. He was very interested in miracles. He was outgoing and fun, and Brother Pepe knew that the church elders, Father Alfonso and Father Octavio, were going to be “unnerved” by Edward. Pepe quickly learned that Edward was a flagellant and that he liked to read. Pepe took a wrong turn and they wound up at the dump. Edward saw the children there and thanked Jesus for his “total immersion” in the missionary field.

The story reverts to the present. Juan Diego is murmuring in his sleep. Dorothy and Miriam wonder about his words. They...

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