The Fishermen - Chapter 13: The Leech Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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Hatred was the leech Ben wrote about in Chapter 13. The leech was planted so deeply in Obembe's soul that it could not be removed. Ben and Obembe started spending many hours locked in their room, plotting Abulu's death.They started by reviewing Obembe's journal drawings. In the "David and Goliath Plan," the boys would stone Abulu to death. Ben said that since they were not servants of God, though, it might not work. Obembe thought stoning would be good, but could not figure out a way to do it without getting caught.

The second death plan was called the "Okonkwo Plan," named after a character in the story Obembe told Ben about things falling apart without unification. This plan involved stabbing, just like Ikenna had been stabbed. Ben suggested that the man might fight back and stab Obembe, so they crossed it...

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