Chapter III: Hymn is the third chapter of The Testaments. It contains section 6 with Aunt Lydia as narrator.


Lydia celebrates Easter at the Ardua Hall.


Section 6Edit

(Ardua Hall) The manuscript writer identifies herself as Aunt Lydia. She is old now, but is revered all over Gilead. She keeps a trove of private, incriminating documents on others in Gilead. She also recalls that she was once a family law judge.

She keeps the manuscript she is currently writing hidden between the covers of a book called Apologia Pro Vita Sua: A Defense of One’s Life.

Notable QuotesEdit

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