Sold - Section 3, pp. 114-171 Summary & Analysis

Patricia McCormick
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Lakshmi is given a cup of tea by Shahanna, who gently tells Lakshmi that her hair is already beginning to grow back. Shahanna also says it is not so bad at Happiness House, but Lakshmi disagrees. A day later, Mumtaz appears and explains she has decided to let Lakshmi live. She is then drugged with lassi, during which time a man named Habib comes in to take Lakshmi’s virginity, during which time all Lakshmi can do is cry. She realizes she is now like the other females at Happiness House. Lakshmi is kept in a drugged state during business hours, during which time innumerable men come in and rape her. As a result, Lakshmi is badly hurt between her legs, and is torn and bleeding. Shahanna secretly gives Lakshmi a condom to use whenever the men will let her, to avoid...

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