Plain Truth - Part One, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part One, Chapter 8 Summary

Leda comes to visit Ellie and helps her to understand a few things about Amish culture she is still struggling with. Ellie does not understand why the Fishers held a funeral for the baby if they do not claim it and Leda explains that they feel it is their duty. Leda also reveals that the community has labeled the baby's death a stillborn, refusing to consider that the child was murdered. Leda then reveals to Ellie the existence of Katie's older brother Jacob, a fact Ellie had been unaware of up to this point. Ellie is excited by this news, but she cannot arrange to see Jacob just yet because she is not supposed to leave Katie and she is expecting Coop, her psychiatrist friend, to arrive soon.

Ellie asks Katie about her brother while they are spraying down...

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