Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Chapter 13: Praise in the Arms of Jesus

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 13: Praise in the Arms of Jesus

  • Ghosh hires some men to dig the grave, and then he's summoned to take care of—you guessed it—a military officer.
  • Hema refuses to operate, because she's "just had twins," so Ghosh, who's not a surgeon, goes for it and tries to save the officer.
  • Somehow, Ghosh gets through it, and he wins the friendship of the officer.
  • Everybody gathers to bury Sister Mary Joseph Praise.