The Red Tent - My Story, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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My Story, Chapter 5 Summary

Jacob decides to take all of his wives and most of his sons to Mamre in Canaan to see his mother and father. Dinah is dressed with her finest jewelry. She is so besotted with her new jewelry that she trips and stumbles as everyone walks. She cuts her chin and is disappointed to have a scab when she meets Rebecca.

Three days into the journey to Mamre, they spot Rebecca's tents. As they get closer, Dinah sees the largest, most beautiful tents she has ever seen. When Dinah finally sees Rebecca, she cannot take her eyes off of her grandmother. Rebecca is the oldest person Dinah has ever seen. She wears purple robes, paints her eyes in an Egyptian pattern, and wears a head piece with gold threads of material. Dinah is fascinated.

Jacob's camp goes to set up their tents to...

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