God Help the Child - Part One, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Brooklyn, Bride’s best friend and coworker, drives two hours to meet her behind a police station, which is closed because it’s Sunday. This chapter is told from Brooklyn's viewpoint. Seeing the condition her friend is in, Brooklyn finds an open clinic and takes Bride in. Brooklyn shares with the reader that not only does Bride look pitiful, but also she knows that Bride is lying. At this point, the reader is given a description of the two women. Bride is “very black with silky curls,” and Brooklyn is the “white girl with blond dreads.”

As Brooklyn tries to discover the truth about what happened, Bride begins an unlikely story of how she was attacked. Brooklyn asks questions about it, and Bride fumbles to make something up. She ends up claiming that a would-be rapist attacked her. Brooklyn challenges her story...

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