The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ruthie Summary & Analysis

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Chapter four takes place a year after Six’ story. It is about the day Hattie runs off with her lover Lawrence to Baltimore. One morning, August wakes up late and comes to the kitchen for coffee and is confronted by Hattie about using the money set aside to pay the electric bill. They fight and make the baby, cry. When August seeks to comfort the baby, Hattie stops him and tells him the baby is not his. They fight and he storms off.

When he returns to the house hours later, Hattie is gone and she has left a note saying that she has left him and has gone to Baltimore with Lawrence. August, in charge of taking care of the children is unable to feed them even one meal. He cannot find any food or money in the house. Nor does he have...

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