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Unformatted text preview: At the nunnery in Denver, the nuns take an instant liking to Clara, who tells them that she was raped by a mysterious stranger. They dislike Ida, who's pretending to be Clara's sister, and put her to work doing tedious chores. Ida is so busy with chores, and Clara is so sequestered by the nuns, that Ida doesn't even see Clara until after Clara gives birth (on August 10) to a baby girl. When Clara mentions that she's thinking of giving up the baby for adoption, Ida threatens to expose Clara to the nuns. Clara allows Ida to care for the baby. Ida and the baby, whom the nuns name Christine, return to the reservation; Clara stays in Denver. When Ida and Christine return home, Ida learns from Father Hurlburt that Pauline is now living with a different family because her parents argue all the time. And Lecon is drinking heavily. He is different family because her parents argue all the time....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08