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Strong Horse Tea Summary

The story is about a black mother, young and single, named Rannie Toomer. Her baby boy, Snooks, is dying of double pneumonia and whooping cough. Her baby is all Rannie has in the world. For five days Snooks has been sick and Rannie has not bathed in that time due to taking care of her sick baby. Rannie knows her baby boy is gravely ill and is waiting for the white doctor to come and make him better.

Sarah is an older black woman who is knowledgeable of old home remedies and knows magic as well. Sarah tries to convince Rannie to use on the baby some of the home remedies that she knows. Rannie will not allow Sarah to perform her home remedies on her baby for several reasons. Rannie doesn't believe in "that swamp magic" that Sarah practices. She remembers all...

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