Elijah of Buxton - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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The Preacher offers Elijah up to the carnival owner as "Ahbo," saying he is the last surviving member of the African Chocote tribe, and that he is an orphan. He says Ahbo's father was the king of the Chochotes. He also claims that Elijah learned his craft by killing giant Bama bees that attack people in swarms of ten.

The child who worked with the conjurer before Samuel had been hired, was the original "MaWee," a black child who is feeling frightened that Elijah may take his jobs as the target of Madame Sabarr's grapes, and stage helper to the conjurer. Roberts had felt that the people of Buxton would not like seeing a black child get hit with grapes, and temporarily hired the white child instead. MaWee was bought by "Massa" Charles, the carnival's owner. He tells Elijah about the horrid living conditions at the carnival...

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