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Uncle Tom's Children - "Big Boy Leaves Home," Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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"Big Boy Leaves Home," Part 3 Summary

Big Boy and Bobo run home, realizing what has happened and trying to avoid any white people along the way, lest they be seen and reported once word travels. They agree to split up and each go to their families. Big Boy gets back to his house in a disheveled state, climbing over the fence to the chicken yard and falling in with the chickens. When his mom asks him what is wrong, he begins to cry.

On learning what has happened, Big Boy's mother sends for his father. Big Boy relates the story of the killing and explains how he and his friends play hooky. Big Boy's father gets the shotgun and sends for Brother Sanders and Elder Peters. After a brief discussion, they decide Big Boy and Bobo have to leave town by hiding out...

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