In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women - Strong Horse Tea Summary & Analysis

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Strong Horse Tea Summary

Rannie Toomer has nothing but her baby boy, Snooks. Snooks has pneumonia and Rannie is afraid he is going to die. Rannie tells the mailman when he comes to deliver the circulars that she needs a doctor. The mailman only half listens to Rannie, but Rannie believes he has promised to bring a white doctor to cure her son. Rannie waits for hours for the white doctor to come, but the only person who comes is Sarah, the local rootworker. Sarah recommends some natural remedies, but Rannie insists on a white doctor to cure her son. Sarah tells Rannie that the only person the mailman was going to get was her. Rannie gives in and has Sarah examine her son. Rannie believes the boy seems better just from having Sarah look at him. However, Sarah tells Rannie the child...

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