Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 3, Chapter 6

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 3, Chapter 6

Ruth May

  • Ruth May says she woke up in the middle of night and Nelson was there.
  • He gives her a present, a nkisi. She's supposed to put her spirit inside (which she does by blowing into it), and think of a place that she wants to disappear to.
  • If she thinks of that place every day, she'll disappear to that place when she's about to die.
  • She keeps it under a pillow and tries to think of a place to go.
  • Wooooo, we're going to Disneyland!