Cutting for Stone - Part One: Chapters 6 - 10 Summary & Analysis

Abraham Verghese
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Part One: Chapters 6 - 10 Summary

Hema arrives safely back in Addis Ababa, When Hema finally arrives back at Missing, she is immediately leapt upon by Gebrew, the hospital's watchman, who is desperately shouting something about Sister Mary Praise's blocked passage. Although she understands Gebrew's message, Hema can hardly believe what she's hearing: that Sister Mary Praise is in labor. Hema bursts into the operating room to find the bloody mess that is Sister Mary Praise. She is outraged and disgusted by the treatment Mary has been given in Stone's desperation. She quickly registers that Mary truly is pregnant, although she still cannot believe it. She also realizes quickly that Stone must be the father. She shouts at Stone that he is an idiot and why couldn't he have brought Mary in for ONE prenatal visit. Stammering, Stone claims that he didn't know...

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