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Gathering Blue Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

The Singer continues the Ruin Song for several hours, during which time Kira's mind wanders, and the reader learns that Kira has secretly been teaching herself to read during her color review sessions with Thomas. She has told no one, since women are forbidden to read, but she takes secret pleasure as her literacy grows.

Thomas calls Kira's attention to a shadowy figure stealthily making its way toward the front row of the hall. Soon, she is delighted to see Matt take a seat in the front row. The ceremony is still in progress, so she is unable to speak to him. She can see that he is holding something proudly in his hands, though she cannot she what it is. Shortly after Matt's arrival, the ceremony breaks for a lunchtime intermission.

Jo is allowed to dine with Kira and Thomas, and when they return to Thomas'...

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