Mrs. O'Henry is the American Baptist missionary who lives in Uma's village, and the sister to Mrs. Patton. Intent on proselytizing, Mrs. O'Henry uses social events to spread her Christian message to the Indian women in her village. Yet, she is kind and helpful, always making an effort to invite Uma to social events, to correspond with her, and to involve her in the community. Mrs. O'Henry is one of the few friends Uma keeps as an adult.
Mrs. O'Henry Quotes in Fasting, Feasting
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Mrs. O'Henry Character Timeline in Fasting, Feasting
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...inability to keep up with grammatical directions. The letter tells Arun that the sister of Mrs. O’Henry , Mrs. Patton, is inviting Arun to stay in her home in Massachusetts for the... (full context)
...Mother Agnes at the convent, inviting Uma to come to the Christmas bazaar to help Mrs. Henry run her Christmas booth. Against the complaints of MamaPapa, Uma goes, and she describes the... (full context)