Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Exodus Summary & Analysis

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Jean recounts the time when she went deaf. She said she was in bed one night, contemplating the "glory of the Lord", when she realized that there was no longer any noise in the world. She says it had been going on for some time and her mother had explained to others that Jean was in a "state of rapture." Jean's Aunt May points out that Jean is seven and that "strange things happen in sevens." The following Sunday, the pastor talks of Jean's condition. Jean can't hear and simply continues to read her Bible which convinces everyone of her modesty. When Jean realizes that she can't hear, she writes her mother a note that says, "Mother, the world is very quiet." Her mother takes this as another sign of Jean's preoccupation with the Lord.

The following morning Jean leaves the house and encounters a woman named...

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