Cutting for Stone - Part Two: Chapters 11 - 16 Summary & Analysis

Abraham Verghese
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Part Two: Chapters 11 - 16 Summary

During the time that Sister Mary Praise is dying on the operating table, Ghosh walks leisurely around the hospital grounds, unaware, contemplates sexually transmitted diseases, and visits a prostitute. When he returns home, Almaz, his maid, is crying outside as Ghosh desperately fears that it is because Hema has finally returned home married. Almaz breaks the news that Sister Mary is dead.

The next morning, Matron and Ghosh search all around the grounds and city in search of Thomas Stone but it is clear that he is gone, perhaps forever. Matron receives a mysterious phone call from the Emperor sending his condolences for the Sister's death. He also wants to know if anyone at Missing has treated an army general. This general allegedly was organizing a coup but fell ill. The Emperor has put a ransom out...

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