Kingsolver shifts, for the last time, to a first person point of view, allowing Taylor to tell her own story as she experiences and perceives it. After eating breakfast at Burger Derby on several consecutive mornings and getting to know Sandi, a young waitress at the Derby, Taylor applies for and gets a job as a waitress there. She leaves Turtle at Kid Central Station, a baby-sitting service for shoppers at a local mall, while she's at work. The child care service is free, and Taylor and Sandi, whose son is there also, take turns going to check on their children. Although Taylor is fired from her job after only six days, at least she no longer has to leave Turtle at Kid Central, which she doesn't like. Perhaps unknowingly, Taylor is growing more protective of Turtle and more committed to motherhood.
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