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The Poisonwood Bible Book 3, Chapter 10

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 3, Chapter 10


  • Dear Abby,
    We don't want to see our daughter to the local chieftan, but we don't want to offend him, either.
    Love, the Price Family.
  • Dear Price Family,
    Simple! Pretend she's already engaged to Eeben Axelroot.
  • Um, upgrade? Downgrade? Lateral promotion? We have no clue.
  • Meanwhile, Ruth May gets worse. They move her bed into the main room where at least she'll be with family during the day. When they move the bed, they find a bunch of little white buttons stuck to the wall: her malaria pills.
  • She hadn't been taking them at all.