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1. Read the following passage from "The Swimming Contest".

"Come over here, Nahida," the old lady said," and kiss the hand of the hakima who cured your grandmother. And this is her son."

Nahida came hesitantly into the room and stood in front of my mother. My mother embraced her and kissed her on the cheek, and a flush suffused The girls dark complexion. She hung her head and remain silent.

The details in the passage lead the reader to understand that the old lady is the mother's
A. Aunt.
B. Neighbor.
C. Patient.*****
D. Servant.

(I'm not good at the family tree thing but I think the old lady is the patient because she knew the girl "Nahida" named but not the other woman and her sons name crossing out aunt because it shows their not related and she said kiss the hand of the hakima meaning wise and insightful, that cured your grandmother. Proving that Nahida is the old woman's granddaughter. And that the narrator might be the boy because he clearly don't know the old woman not is related to her because he said his mom excepted her and kissed her on the cheek. So I thinking B is the answer ( this took me about 9minute to figure out) lol. I'm not too good with family trees but I think I might be right but I need help confirming it.

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  1. Patient? Is the old lady sick? Is the young girl, Nahida, her nurse or doctor? Think it over.

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  2. Nahida is the granddaughter of the old lady

    The old lady is the patient

    The mother is her doctor she is the one that cured the old lady

    And the boy is the one talking calling people an old lady because she and the girl Nahida is not related to him

    That's why he said his MOM the woman who cured the old lady excepted Nahida.

    So I figured since the old woman said go kid the hand of the woman that cured her grandmother she was talking about the mother and was referring to herself as the one who was sick and got cured making her Nadiad grandmother

    And the mothers patient.

    Because it's definitely not neighbor because they spoke nothing of a neighbor

    It can't be servent because they spoke nothing if that as well and gave no hints of the old woman being a servent

    And it can't be aunt because that would make everyone related and it don't make sense why the boy would call her an old woman and not by her name or say that's his aunt and why everyone was acting more like strangers than family by the way Nahida was acting and etc. so the only hint that made sense was patient.

    If I'm actually wrong can you please give your opinion and explanation so I can see what you mean and where I'm confused at.

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  3. I think you ARE right after all. From the question, I thought we were trying to figure out Nahida's relationship to the old lady. I think you figured it out better than I did! I agree, the grandmother is the patient of the wise woman.

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  4. It's patient

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  5. I don't know who is right but ya'll need to make up you minds

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  6. Can someone just give all the answers?

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