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Chapter 17.

Bone is lost in memories of Ruth when Glen calls her. She is thinking about how Ruth tried to get her to open up and talk. She is remembering she wanted to tell her about Glen touching her and hurting her, and how she just couldn’t do it. And she is thinking about how Anney keeps telling the girls to be patient and loving with Glen. When she doesn’t respond to Glen’s calls, he comes looking for her. He is enraged and accuses her of ignoring him. He drags her to the bathroom for yet another beating. This time, although Bone is scared, she is also angry and she promises herself she won’t make a sound—and she doesn’t. Afterward, Anney comforts Bone as she cleans the blood off her legs; but instead of asking what’s wrong with Glen, she...

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