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Cutting for Stone Chapter 5: Last Moments

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 5: Last Moments

  • Back to Hema.
  • The plane barely lands, and the pilot announces that he had to fake an emergency to get clearance to land so that he could pick up some baggage.
  • Hema is enraged by the pilot's recklessness and grabs his testicles, hard, to teach him a lesson. She also diagnoses him with syphilis. Don't mess with her.
  • Hema forces the pilot to pay the family of the child with the broken leg.