Flashcards in Chapter 8 Deck (15):
Uma's ears were already
Filled with mama's laments
Ripening on the branch, asking to be plucked
Had any looked, they might have noticed that
Uma's face was losing its childish openness of expression and taking on a look of continual care
The tightly knit fabric of family now
Revealed holes and gaps that were frightening... Perhaps it would not protect her at all
Mama worked hard
Trying to dispose of Uma
He looked at Uma
Glumly and without much interest
He so resemble all the other men that had ever looked her way - they had all been
Reduced to precisely this state of unenthusiasm
If he could not tolerate the wedding, how
Would he tolerate their marriage?
For her to hear their remarks on her
Clumsiness, her awkwardness, her clothes and her looks
All the speech directed at her
Was in the form of instructions; there was no other.
By the time they had reached their station, everyone on the carriage knew of
Her humiliation and her ruin
Divorced - what a
Scandalous ring to the word!
Her partners two dowries
'The Lord rejected the men you chose because
He has chosen her for Himself'