What's Bred in the Bone - Part 2 (Pages 74-87) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 (Pages 74-87) Summary

The story picks up in Part 2 when Francis is almost three years old. He is described as first becoming aware of himself in a garden while looking at a flower. His nanny is named Bella-Mae, and she is a member of the Salvation Army church. She disapproves of the picture of Jesus that Aunt Mary-Ben has hung by his bed. Aunt Mary-Ben snatches secret whispers with Francis in which she encourages him to look at the picture before he prays. Bella-Mae dresses up in her Salvation Army uniform and sings hymns for Francis, and Francis marches around the room behind her. He is happy and free from the sad eyes of the picture Aunt Mary-Ben has given him. Aunt Mary-Ben shows Francis her rosary and tells him that she will teach him how to pray and will one day...

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