Homeless Bird - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, Chandra arrives home, and Koly notices that she no longer looks like a child. She has a good life with her husband who is kind to her. She says she’s missed Koly terribly and promises they’ll talk after the funeral. Mr. Mehta is taken for cremation in a field. There is no money for a funeral, and each of the mourners scatters seven pebbles on the way back home after the ceremony. Koly says the pebbles confuse the spirit of Mr. Mehta so that he would not follow them home. Koly explains that spirits are poor counters but love to count, and Mr. Mehta’s spirit would be so busy trying to count the pebbles that the family would have time to return home without him.

Chandra tells Koly about her new life. She says she’s free to run...

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