Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 2, Chapter 6

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 2, Chapter 6

Ruth May

  • Ruth May wants to see Nelson naked, and she feels guilty about it. She thinks that Baby Jesus made her bad.
  • Nelson tells her that everyone in Kilanga has their own little god. They wear it in a gree-gree around their necks.
  • How portable.
  • He also says a few other things that Ruth May regards as superstitious: she shouldn't say snake at night, and Leah shouldn't keep an owl for a pet because owls eat souls. Yum.