Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Chapter 14: Knowledge of the Redeemer

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 14: Knowledge of the Redeemer

  • It turns out that Colonel Mebratu, the guy Ghosh operated on, was in town to plot a coup against the emperor.
  • Yeah, so that's why the emperor was so interested in knowing if any military officers showed up for treatment at Missing.
  • Ghosh is surprised to feel sympathy for Mebratu's cause.
  • Eli Harris, the rich Baptist from Texas, comes to visit Matron unexpectedly, and she explains that she's in quite a mess with one nurse dead, one surgeon missing, and another doctor taking maternity leave.