Chapter VII: Stadium is the 7-th chapter of The Testaments. It contains section 20 with Aunt Lydia as narrator.


Lydia meets with Helena, Elizabeth, and Vidala, instructing them to seek out potential traitors. She recounts a mass execution of educated women after her arrest.


Section 20Edit

(Ardua Hall) In present day, Lydia meets with the other three Aunts who are considered the “Founders” — Aunt Elizabeth, Aunt Helena and Aunt Vidala — to discuss combating the Maydayers.

In her manuscript, Lydia writes about the time after her arrest, being rounded up with other women who were lawyers and judges. They were divided up by profession, with the doctors rounded up in a group next to them. She also recalls being determined to survive.

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