Elijah of Buxton - Chapters 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapters 14 and 15 Summary

Elijah is not very enthused about spending Sundays at church, but this Sunday they are going on a picnic at Lake Erie afterward. When Emma tells Cooter and Elijah they have misinterpreted Mr. Travis's comment in Latin, Elijah thinks it just her ongoing jealousy toward him.

Riding on a buckboard with mixed children and adults, the children play slaver and abolitionist. Elijah's mother and Mrs. Holton hold a conversation about their times in slavery. His mother recalls being separated as a girl from her mother, forced to accompany their white family on a trip to Flint, Michigan. She misses her mother terribly and when they finally reunite, she mentions that she had been up by Canada. Her mother slaps her three times. She is angry that her daughter did not try to get away to Canada when she was that close. The next time she...

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