Summary and Analysis Chapter 10

Daniel receives word from Ebol that his grandmother is close to death. Although time is of the essence, Daniel waits for half a day before he heads down the mountain and back to his old home. When he arrives, two women inform Daniel that his grandmother and sister have been locked in the house for ten days. They will not enter or offer any help other than tossing bread through the window because they say they fear the demons that possess Leah.

Daniel reluctantly forces his way into the hovel when Leah fails to respond. When he does enter, Leah shrinks away from him in fear. Daniel sees that his grandmother has not yet died. She is very weak but pleased that he has come. Daniel does what he...

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