The Truest Pleasure - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five Summary

Ginny remembers being fifteen, when everyone told her over and over that she would grow up to be a beautiful woman, meaning her awkward features would work themselves out as she aged. But as Ginny aged, she always looked the same, so she always thought she was ugly. As a teenager, she was confused why she hasn't yet started her period even though she was eighteen. She was deeply embarrassed whenever her sister or father would ask if everything was okay, as clearly they were worried about her development. Pa took Ginny to visit many different doctors about her lady problems. Her uncle, Dr. Johns, prescribed a tonic of whiskey for her to drink twice a day. Later, Pa drove Ginny down to see an Indian doctor. There, the doctor's wife, Madame Sparrow, read Ginny's fortune and told her she would...

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