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ordeal
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • They put the women out in huts when their time came, whatever that was; they had no sense of family— I knew that’d distress Aunty— they subjected children to terrible ordeals when they were thirteen; they were crawling with yaws and earworms, they chewed up and spat out the bark of a tree into a communal pot and then got drunk on it.
    p.305.9

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  • She survived a 14-day ordeal stranded at sea.
  • He couldn’t understand why Aunt Queen would let him go through this ordeal, especially on his birthday.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire

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