The Fifth Sacred Thing - Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13-16 Summary

Madrone's departure for the south begins in Chapter 13. Her first step is to wait for a boat to transport her. Fortunately, Bird has given her all the information necessary so when the sailor asks for Madrone to tell her her name, she can respond correctly that it is "Isis." As with most of the interactions with people from outside the City, Madrone spends much time talking about its utopian aspects. In this case, Isis is particularly curious about the city's free health care and who pays for immunoboosters or the injections that those in the south use in order to avoid disease, to enhance their bodies in certain ways, and to stay controlled by the Stewards. Madrone explains that they do not have the boosters in the north. She asks Isis how she came to be a pirate and Isis explains...

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