The Poisonwood Bible - Book 4, Orleanna Price (pages 317-324) Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Orleanna Price (pages 317-324) Summary

Orleanna later reads as much as she can about the events in the Congo. Fifteen years after the Congo's independence, some senators looked into the secret operations that the United States participated in. They find notes from secret meetings. President Eisenhower and the National Security Council viewed Patrice Lumumba as dangerous to the safety of the world. Orleanna doesn't understand this.

In August 1960, the head of the CIA sends a message to his Congolese station chief suggesting that he replace the Congolese government as early as possible. A coup is suggested as the action of the United States must be kept secret. Money is offered for soldiers and a scientist hired to make a poison.

On this same day, all Orleanna knows is the pain in her household. Ruth May is slipping into her fever and Rachel turns seventeen...

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