Wicked - Book 4, In the Vinkus Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, In the Vinkus Summary

Seven years later, in "The Voyage Out," Elphaba graduates from the Mauntery. She and a young boy, Liir, travel by caravan to the countryside of Vinkus, where Elphaba seeks to makes amends. During her travels, Elphaba recalls her time in the Mauntery. After some time of healing there, she began to work in the hospital for the terminally ill. There she treated ailing Tibbett, until his death.

Travel through the Vinkus proves dangerous. Elphaba first befriends the cook's dog, Killjoy; she then convinces a swarm of bees to join them. A local guide arrives to help them through the land of the Yunamata people, who treat the travelers well. Soon after, however, the cook's body surfaces. The travelers blame Elphaba's bees, although Elphaba does not understand for some time how they could be to blame. The travelers enter the...

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