Diamonds in the Shadow - Chapter Eight Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eight Summary

Three weeks after the Amabos move in with the Finches, it starts to rain. Mrs. Finch asks if all the windows are closed upstairs, and Jared realizes, with horror, that he's left his bedroom windows open and that rainwater has filled Mattu's boxes of ash. When Jared picks them up to move them, the weakened cardboard gives out and the contents spill all over the carpet. Jared scrabbles to clean up the mud and is shocked to find large pebbles mixed in with the grit. Upon closer inspection, Jared realizes that the chunks aren't pebble or even bone, they're uncut diamonds. Quickly, Jared slips one of the diamonds into his pocket and runs downstairs. He apologizes profusely to Mattu, acting as if he doesn't know what was truly in the boxes, and offers to help him clean up the mess. Mattu...

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