Bud, Not Buddy - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 4 Summary

Bud's suitcase is still where he saw it last, as he makes a run through the house from the hornets in the barn. He sees the shotgun, which he imagines using to get "even" with the Amos's. He envisions violence as an answer to his frustrations, but quickly decides that simply moving the gun to a better location might be best. He worries that they might use it on him and tell the Home it was accidental, so he figures using it or leaving it out where they could use it would be a mistake.

Bud realizes why Todd is so mean. Todd must feel invaded since a strange boy (Bud) has moved in, been getting cared for and sheltered by his family, and less attention has been being paid to Todd. He understands that Todd must be mean and manipulative to defend...

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