Elijah of Buxton - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Emma Collins, who has been mentioned several times in the story, was the second free-born child in the Settlement. When Flapjack communicates unrest, Elijah sees people hiding in the woods and Emma is beckoned to come and welcome them, since they have realized that when this happens, the people are so frightened that it takes a gentle child to bring them out of the woods. Emma is "fra-gile," like Elijah, and carries a little doll. When the slaves come out from hiding, Elijah's father embraces the man, who is afraid to believe they have actually made it to Buxton. They have obviously been terrified on their journey; there is a woman, a baby, a boy and girl, and a father. The family screams and wails and hugs when they realize they have made it to freedom. Their emotions cause Emma to cry and, being fra-gile, also bring...

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