It is the day of Amadine's sixteenth year and her parents want to tell her something very important.
Amadine, we are not your real parents. We are you Aunt and Uncle.
Amadine, we need to tell you something. You are sixteen now, and you may need to get married soon.
Nothing, I just found out I have been lied to for my whole life.
Amadine is shocked and angry. She runs out to the field where she gleans wheat and sits alone, crying. A young man named Malkiel Elaykim, comes to her and asks her what is wrong.
What is wrong?
Do you want to come to my home and tell me what happened?
Amadine is hesitant about going with Malkiel because she is an Israelite and he is a Moabite, but she agrees and goes with him.
My 'parents' just told me that they're really my Aunt and Uncle. They said that they found me one day on their doorstep, with a note from my father saying that he wasn't good enough to look after me.
Malkiel offers to help Amadine find her parents, but she refuses saying that she doesn't want to meet the people who abandoned her. Amadine continued living her life like nothing happened. Amadine and Malkiel talk everyday, and Amadine tells Malkiel stories about God and they eventually start praying together.
One day Malkiel introduces Amadine to his mother, Maura. Maura is also an Israelite and she hates that Malkiel is so friendly to a Moabite.
Maura, it is lovely to meet you.
Mother, this is Amadine, Amadine, this is my mother.
One day, Amadine meets another man in the field who helps her gather more grain.