The next day, Johnny calls Minny at home. Celia's pretty upset after the benefit and needs help.
Minny didn't see Celia vomit, but her daughter Sugar saw, and fills her in.
On Monday, Celia's still in bed. When Minny gets her out of bed, she sees a letter Hilly wrote to Celia. She wants Celia to make a $200 donation to the League, instead of paying for the dress she ripped. Plus, Celia is now banned from League functions.
On Wednesday, Celia's still in bed. Johnny calls and Celia has Minny tell him she's asleep.
Finally, Celia talks to Minny. She's thinking of leaving Johnny because she doesn't feel good enough for him.
She tells Minny about Hilly accusing her of playing a trick on her with the pie.
Minny confesses to Celia that after Hilly spread rumors she was a thief, she told Hilly to "eat [her] s***" (26.82). Then, she went home and made a chocolate pie and took it to her.
Hilly thought it was "a peace offering" (26.86) and gobbled up two slices. Miss Walters asked for a piece, but Minny said the pie was just for Hilly because it had a special ingredient.
Miss Walters laughed like crazy and told Hilly, "I wouldn't go tattling on Minny either, or you'll be known as the lady who ate two slices of Minny's s***" (26.91).
And that's why Hilly thinks Celia signed her up for the pie as a prank. If Celia leaves Johnny, then Hilly wins – Celia will be gone and Minny will be jobless.
Celia thanks Minny for sharing the story. She even seems to feel better.
The next day, Celia is up and at it again. She works in the garden all day and then, in the rain, starts chopping down the mimosa tree she hates.
While Minny waits for her to be done, she sees a check written out to the League. At the bottom of the check, Celia has written "For Two-Slice Hilly" (26.115).