Elijah of Buxton - Chapters 22, 23 and 24 Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapters 22, 23 and 24 Summary

The slaves are being held by a Massa Prayder. Elijah begins to make plans for getting the slaves out of the stable, but his thoughts become jumbled and he begins to cry again. The slave woman, Chloe, holds his head and tells him he is the shiniest thing they have seen but assures him there is no way to get them out. She wants to hold the pistol; Elijah shows her how it works. Chloe tries to readjust her chains, and hands Elijah the baby to hold for her. Chloe begins telling Elijah how much the baby loves him, and he finally realizes she is trying to get him to understand something. He does not get it, but remembers Mr. Alston, and tells her he is going for help.

Chapter 23. Elijah finds Mr. Alston, still gambling. He begs the men for help in helping the...

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