The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed - The Strong Breed, pages 255-263 Summary & Analysis

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According to the stage directions, the blackout lasts no more than one minute. When the lights come up, Ifada is shown returning to the house. The Girl then appears onstage, and accuses Ifada of trying to steal her effigy. Eventually, Sunma intervenes, telling both the “untrained pigs” (256) to leave. However, Sunma then realizes that if Ifada is present, Eman must have taken his place in the ritual. She demands that Ifada show her where the men have taken Eman.

When the stage lights go on again, there is a narrow passageway between two mud houses represented on stage. Eman crouches between them, with an “alert hunted look…in his eyes” (257). He is naked from the waist down. A woman throws slop out the window, onto Eman. When she realizes who it is, she spits on him and shouts that the...

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