Lila - Section 5: pages 68-77 Summary & Analysis

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In the morning, Lila thinks about how Doll left her those four days to see if things were better at the old place since times were so hard. For lack of other options, they returned to Doane's crew.

When Lila goes to work for a neighbor in town, Mrs. Graham gives her a hooded raincoat at Reverend Ames' request, making her ashamed of the charity as she saves for a bus ticket. Lila continues tending the garden and the graves, and when Reverend Ames hands her a note one day, it reminds her of the note her teacher in Tammany sent Doll about Lila's potential.

Curious about the note, Lila reads John's regrets at being unable to answer her questions about life, though he assures her that he has considered the deeper things with which religion is concerned, such as the meaning...

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