The Bees - Chapters 14-17 Summary & Analysis

Laline Paull
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Flora joins sanitation in scrubbing out the Dance Hall at the beginning of Chapter 14. The hive is in confusion due to the strange smell. After the cleaning she falls asleep, only to wake to a painful pressure in her abdomen. Afraid she picked up some poison from Lily, Flora leaves the dorm to get away from her sisters and is overcome by pain. Moments later she finds she has laid an egg, which is highly illegal. She is fearful and excited at the same time, but knowing her sin, she takes the egg straight to the nursery to confess. Because it is so late, she finds Sister Teasel (the main nurse) sleepy and confused; she thinks Flora is one of the Queen’s ladies with a new egg. Flora places the egg in a crib and escapes undiscovered.

In Chapter 15, a senior sister...

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