Elijah of Buxton - Study Guide Chapters 20 and 21 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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The long, bumpy ride on the big horse, Jingle-Boy, is hard on Elijah, and is stressful for the horse, as well as Mr. Leroy. Elijah warns Leroy not to push the horse so hard. When they reach the village, they are told that Benjamin Alston is at the tavern. They also find out that the Preacher has cleaned out everyone's cash and has moved on. They find Benjamin Alston and thank him for helping Mr. Highgate. The men say that the Preacher may be at East Lee stable gambling with slavers and white men. Mr. Leroy asks Elijah to guide the horse by its reins and they head toward the stable, but Mr. Leroy slides off the horse to the ground. He thinks Elijah is his son, Ezekiel, and tells him to get the money. He makes Elijah promise, and gives him the Preacher's gun...

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