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Cutting for Stone Chapter 22: The School of Suffering

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 22: The School of Suffering

  • One day, Marion and Shiva help some parents carry their dying child to the hospital.
  • Sorry. The kid dies.
  • Marion starts drawing the suffering he sees.
  • Another day, a twelve-year-old girl comes limping in with her father, smelling awfully of sickness. Shiva seems to understand what's going on with her, and Marion says her illness will play a part in Shiva's future.