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Chapter 19.

After the death of her baby, Alma has an emotional breakdown. She trashes her house and everything in it. When Anney and Bone arrive to help, Alma is still struggling and threatening to kill Wade. Anney finally gets her to calm down a bit and talk about what happened. Alma says she asked Wade for another baby and he told her she was too old, and fat, and lazy for another child. He said he would never give her another child then left. Alma has a razor she swears she is going to use to kill him. When Anney tells her Wade is a good man and he loves her, Alma says that’s why she has to kill him. She says if she didn’t love him, she’d let him live forever. Bone thinks the Boatwright women have a dangerous side—even the girls...

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