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The Poisonwood Bible Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, The Things We Didn't Know (274-298) Summary

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Book 3, The Things We Didn't Know (274-298) Summary

Rachel turns seventeen. Mother gives Rachel a pair of her own earrings and matching bracelet of cut glass. Rachel thinks that Leah has been acting all high and mighty since Anatole asked her to teach at the school. Rachel doesn't know how Leah can be excited about something like that.

More and more, Father is trying to speak Congolese in his sermons since he distrusts the interpreters. He ends every sermon with "Tata Jesus is Bangala" (pg. 276) Bangala means something precious and dear but the way that Father pronounces it means the poisonwood tree. While he preaches of the poisonwood tree, Ruth May is raised from the dead because Mother makes her eat the malaria pills that she'd hid. Father doesn't seem to notice that Ruth May is better.

Only Father remains the...

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