The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 3 Summary

Waking before Rosaleen, Lily studies the Black Mary picture, trying to understand why her mother would have kept it in the first place. She watches Rosaleen sleep and can see that her arms and legs have bruises on them as well as her head. Sadden by this, Lily questions God and the religion her mother must have worshipped, before waking Rosaleen and continuing on foot to Tiburon. They discuss their fate and what their plans are. Experiencing hunger pains Lily decides to stop at the Frogmore Stew general store, just outside of Tiburon, here she purchases two plates of barbecue pork and Coca-Cola's, and notices the Black Madonna picture on a jar of honey. Inquiring who manufactures the sweet, sticky, amber fluid, the gentleman behind the counter tells her August Boatwright, and gives her directions to her home.

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