Out of Africa

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – Chapter 3: Leviticus

Summary Jeanettes mother is preoccupied with unsaved souls, which she refers to as the “Heathen,” particularly with their neighbors, referred to as “Next Door.” One Sunday, Jeanette, her mother, and her mothers friend, Mrs. White, return home after communion. Once inside, they hear strange cries from next door. Jeanettes mother looks horrified and declares that …

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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – Chapter 5: Deuteronomy: the Last Book of Law

Summary The narrator speaks directly to the reader in this short, three-paged chapter. There is no discussion of Jeanette or her life, nor is there any reference to some of the fables previously mentioned. The narrator explains that time deadens peoples memories. People then construct stories to explain what happened in the past. Stories help …

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