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He named the squalling baby Jedediah, left the room where his third wife had labored, and spent the night roughly impregnating his fifth wife, whose body was fresh and cunny was still tight.
If a woman didn’t keep herself up to his standards, he would strike her face hard enough to break a cheekbone. If she let herself go a second time – even in childbirth he insisted on upswept hair and sweet breath – he would break her nose, as well.
After that, he would not lie with her, nor would he release her to another man as wife, thereby sentencing her to a life of menial celibacy in his house. A shunned wife with a caved-in face soon understood how cruel her sister-wives could be.
When Jedediah turned fourteen and had some height and meat on him, he raised a crowbar and avenged his crooked-nosed mother with three blows to the old man’s head, then dragged his father’s body to the shallow grave his mother and two aunts had dug, prayerfully, the night before.