The Fishermen - Chapter 12: The Searchdog Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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Obembe is the search dog that the chapter's title refers to, because he always seemed to be the first to discover things. He discovered a loaded pistol in the house when chasing a fly. The gun did not belong to his Father; it was left in the house by a previous owner. Father took it to the police station. Ben suspected that Obembe wondered if Boja was in the well because he had complained about the water being greasy and having a foul odor. He was the first to notice that the bathing water had a slick surface on top of it.

Obembe and Ben wondered when Boja's funeral would be; their parents did not talk about it and neither boy wanted to ask. It was Obembe who discovered a small jar with a plastic bag inside. The bag held what appeared...

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