If There Be Thorns - Part III, Pages 184 through 240 Summary & Analysis

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In Malcolm's Revenge, Bart again finds Cindy unsupervised and uses a knife to cut off all her hair, rationalizing that he's making her ugly so that no man will ever want her and that by doing this he is saving all her future children from their fate of being born to her. Bart quotes Malcolm's journal in which he says that he knew a girl named Violet Blue from Sunday school, that she'd had hair the same color as his mother's, that she'd expected Malcolm to say that her hair was pretty but that he'd told her it was ugly, and that she'd responded that it was the same color as his own. Malcolm writes that he shaved his own head, then threw Violet Blue to the ground and that she went home "as bald as I was." Bart notes that he didn't hurt Cindy but that the little girl...

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