They moved into a small cabin where Mother spends all day gardening.
Adah took a Greyhound bus to Atlanta to talk with someone at Emory University. She's pretty blunt: "I need to go to your college here, sir. And when I am done with it, I will need to go to your medical school" (5.3.5).
Funny, that didn't work when we tried it.
He patronizes her, asking, "Do you know what calculus is, young lady?" (5.3.7).
Adah's pretty much a super genius, and proves it. Since she's the child of a veteran, she gets government benefits.
That taken care of, Adah tells us a bit about their Exodus from Africa.
First, they had to hide in a pile of bananas on a boat. But the merchant ended up dumping them out.
Then, they had to hike to the next town, all the while hiding along the side of the road.
Some soldiers found them, but, convinced that Mother was possessed by a demon (judging by her glassy-eyed stare), they dropped them off at the Belgian Embassy.
Yada yada yada, they're back in Georgia.
Back in America, Adah wonders how there can be so much in America but so little in the Congo.
If Ruth May had survived, would Mother have chosen her again and left Adah in the Congo?