Ruby - Book I: Wishbone, Chapter 7 – Book II: Two Bits, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 – Ruby has felt all day that something will be coming through the woods; so, she does her best to make herself presentable. She reflects on how men have been raping her since she was five years old. In the present, one such man is Chauncy.

Chapter 8 – The Dybou that has haunted Ruby sees Ephram sleeping and buries the doll from Ma Tante that Ephram is carrying. The Dybou seeks to feed off of Ephram’s hope, but a crow arrives and chases away the Dybou. Ephram awakens after night has fallen and travels to the Bell property.

There, he hears Ruby screaming and crying about dead children and making small graves for them in the earth. When Ruby sees Ephram, she lies down believing he wants to rape her. When he pulls out a bottle...

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