The Chrysalids


what do you think the deformity was?why?

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Aunt Harriet's baby had some sort of physical deformity.

You have not kept constant vigilance for impurity. So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy — no less. You have produced a defilement.

If you are refrring to Sophie, she had an extra toe.

I could not help feeling a great curiosity to know what was the ' little thing' that had been wrong with the baby — wonder-ing if, perhaps, it were just an extra toe, like Sophie's. But I never found out what it was.


The Chrysalids