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What happens in Chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the book In the Time of the Butterflies?

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In Chapter 7, it is revealed that Papa has died and Minerva has gone to the University to study law, where she meets Manolo and becomes active in the underground.  While visiting her, Mate begins to have recurring dreams about a coffin, in which she sees the faces of her father and other men.  Minerva marries Manolo, and Mate meets and marries Leandro, becoming active in the movement as well.

In Chapter 8, Patria, who has been married 18 years, reflects on how...

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