Gilead - Section 10 (pages 160-173) Summary & Analysis

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Section 10 (pages 160-173) Summary

This section begins with John referring to his wife reading his sermons, kept in a box in the attic, and placing one on the topic of forgiveness by his side of the bed. This leads him into a recollection of her attending his services and listening to his sermons (see "Quotes", p. 162), which in turn leads to a memory of a visit he and Glory paid to Jack's child and its mother. He recalls in particular how the two splashed each other with water flowing through a small creek, how the splashing led to laughing and joyful playing, and how Glory, on their way home, commented that she understood nothing about life. After recalling this incident, John returns to his contemplation of forgiveness, and questions whether he has anything to forgive Jack for.

"That one man should lose his child...

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