The Poisonwood Bible - Book 3, The Things We Didn't Know (299-311) Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, The Things We Didn't Know (299-311) Summary

The ants arrive at night, like a nightmare. Nelson bangs at the back door, waking them. Leah finds herself being pulled along, still half-asleep. Every surface is covered with ants and the path to the river is like black flowing lava. Hardly anyone speaks as they run. "Crowded together we moved down the road like a rushing stream, ran till we reached the river, and there we stopped. All of us shifting from foot to foot, slapping, some people moaning in pain but only the babies shrieking and wailing out loud" (pg. 299-300). Anatole asks Leah where her family is, but she doesn't know. He says that he will go back to find them. Leah feels horrible that she left Adah.

While everyone is running to the river, Rachel runs around the house...

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