The Good Lord Bird - Part I: Chapters 2 - 3 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 2 is titled "The Good Lord Bird." John Brown and the two other roughriders took Henry out to the Kansas flatlands on the stolen horses. After a couple hours hard riding, they reached their camp. Henry could see that Brown felt guilty for his Pa's death and having kidnapped him. The Old Man dug into his pockets and found a lint-covered, old onion and gave it to Henry as a token of welcome and celebration. Henry quickly ate it, believing he was doing what he was expected to do, though it tasted terrible. Brown was surprised at Henry's action, saying that it had been his good luck charm for fourteen months. He told Henry that his having eaten his good luck charm was a sign from God that Brown shouldn't have placed such significance to a mere object. He then nicknamed...

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