The Poisonwood Bible - Book 5, What We Carried Out (pages 386-439) Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, What We Carried Out (pages 386-439) Summary

They only take what they can carry. Mother never turns to see if the girls are following. Mama Mwanza's daughters run up and give the girls oranges and water. It continues to rain, soaking them all. Leah looks around for Ruth May once, only to realize that Ruth May is no longer with them. Her mind wanders to Anatole and all the things that she wants to tell him. They arrive in the small village of Kiala after dark and they all shake from exhaustion.

They do not reach Bulungu before they come down with a fever, surrendering to the mosquitoes. Leah thinks that she can feel the malaria move through her veins. They walk on. She has no memory of arriving in Bulungu, although she's told that some men carried her on a pallet...

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