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Cutting for Stone Chapter 12: Land's End

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 12: Land's End

  • The next day, Matron goes back to work, running the hospital.
  • The emperor's minister calls Matron to give his sympathy for Missing's loss. He also mentions that if a wounded military officer were to come to Missing, he would like to know personally.
  • The phone rings again, this time a funder from the Texan, Eli Harris, saying he'd like to drop in as he's passing through town. Wut?
  • Matron decides to bury Sister Mary Joseph Praise in the backyard of the hospital.