Waiting for the Rain - Part 2: Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

Sheila Gordon
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Part 2: Chapters 13-14 Summary

In chapter thirteen, when school begins again, Tengo once again puts all his efforts into studying. However, one day the protests come to him. Tengo arrives at school to find the military trying to squash a protest outside the school gates. As Tengo attempts to decide which side he should chose, a soldier forces him into the schoolyard. Angry, Tengo attempts to leave, but the soldier will not allow it. The protesters throw rocks at the soldier and Tengo escapes. The school closes after this and Tengo finds himself sinking into a depression as he struggles with the choice of continuing his education or joining the protesters. The reverend comes by the house and counsels Tengo to continue his education with the suggestion that a new black government will need educated people to survive.

In chapter fourteen, schools reopen several weeks later, but...

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