The Beet Queen - Part 3, Chapter 11, 1964 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 11, 1964 Summary

Celestine James. A section of the butcher shop has burned and, although the living quarters were not affected, Mary moves in with Celestine while repairs are being done. Immediately there is trouble because Mary horns in on Celestine and Dot's relationship. She undermines Celestine's rules as often as possible and is the friend where Celestine is the disciplinarian, which causes Celestine to feel like the bad guy all the time. Dot is to be Joseph in a Christmas play about a donkey who helped Mary and Joseph before Jesus' birth. Dot is excited, but Celestine is saddened when Dot tells Mary before she tells Celestine, and Mary signs up to bring a dish to the potluck dinner that is to happen afterward. Mary also knows that Dot likes one of the boys playing the donkey and is the one to tell Celestine rather than Dot...

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