Petals of Blood - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Wanja follows Karega home after they leave the Theng'eta ceremony. Karega almost does not notice her, so lost is he in his own thoughts. He has finally learned the truth about his brother's death, and he is proud and grateful to know how he died. He is also saddened, but as they sit on the hill together Wanja cheers him by telling him that he has rebel blood in his veins, reminding him that he alone had organized the delegation to the city. They touch, and are swept away on a wave of passion.

Wanja awakes the next morning with a feeling of peace. She is still under the effects of Theng'eta, and dreams of her childhood, of her first love, and her father. Karega wakes with a similar feeling of joyful peace, and as he drifts in and out of sleep has similar dreams...

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