Ruby - Book II: Two Bits, Chapter 13 – Book III: Revelations, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 – In the present day, Ruby begins crying, saying she is not the woman she used to be. Ephram assures her that she is plenty woman and that he is most interested in the woman she has yet to become. This gives Ruby a small amount of hope. Four women –Supra, Tressie Renfolk, Righteous, and Verde Rankin-- show up unannounced with food under the pretense of ministering. They want to baptize Ruby, but Ephram says that they’ve waited eleven years and can wait one more day. They ultimately leave, but over the course of the day, twenty people arrive to see what Ephram is doing fixing up the Bell house and land.

The spirits of all the children that have passed through Ruby leave for the night, including the spirit of her own dead baby...

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