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Chapter Seven

Rachel, still depressed over missing Violet, stays in bed. Sister Catherine comes to comfort Rachel, and Rachel asks if Violet has died. When Rachel says she hates God for what he did to Violet, Catherine slaps Rachel, and Rachel runs away. Catherine tries to chase her and apologize, but Rachel gets away.

Pono is sick and unable to visit Rachel. While Haleola watches Pono sleep, she reads a letter from R. W. Meyer, the superintendent of the leper settlement. The letter states that Meyer has sided with Mother Marianne, and Rachel must stay at Bishop Home.

Catherine wakes one morning, and Mother Marianne informs her that Rachel has run away during the night.