The River Between - Chapters Ten through Fourteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Ten through Fourteen Summary

Waiyaki is circumcised and he notes that his blood drops onto the ground, forever linking him with the land. Chege is complimented on Waiyaki's reaction with people seeming proud that the boy's time with the white missionaries hasn't made him soft. The boys and girls recover in separate hospital huts, and the education continues with the young men being given specific instruction into the ways of life. Then comes word that Muthoni isn't doing well, that her wound isn't healing. Waiyaki goes to visit her and is appalled at how quickly the young girl is fading away, though her spirit remains bright. When she continues to get worse, the people believe that Joshua's disobedience to the gods has caused it and that he could have corrected the situation with a ritual sacrifice. Waiyaki eventually goes to Joshua's...

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