Uncle Tom's Children Characters

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Big Boy

Big Boy is a large, probably adolescent boy. Strong enough to wrestle his three friends at once and win, he leads the group as they skip school and roam the countryside on a hot afternoon. Big Boy leads his friends to the swimming hole, and he leads them as the white woman catches them swimming. Instead of hiding, he approaches her, asking for his clothes. When the white officer shoots Buck and Lester, Big Boy grapples with him, gets his gun and kills him.

Having to flee, Big Boy is smart enough to think of the kilns as a hiding place. He is brave enough to fight and kill a large snake that crawls out from his kiln. He is quick enough to get there before Bobo, who gets caught and brutally killed by a lynch mob. Big Boy, crouching in hiding, fantasizes about killing this mass...

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