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Chapter X: Spring Green is the 10-th chapter of The Testaments. It contains section 25-28 with Agnes as narrator.


Agnes recounts her time at Rubies Premarital Prepatory and the preparations for her wedding at just thirteen years of age.


Section 25[]

Agnes is 13 now, old enough to be married off. An Aunt comes by to inspect her. She is fitted for new clothes and enrolled in a new school, Rubies Premarital Preparatory.

Shunammite and her friend Becka (Mr. Grove’s daughter) are at the new school too. Becky is terrified of marriage (it’s implied her father has been molesting her) and is depressed. In floral-arrangement class, she cuts her wrist with the scissors and is hopitalized.

Notable Quotes[]

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(e.g. observations, cross-references, 'useless knowledge')


(e.g. contextual implications)