Weep Not, Child - Part 2 (Darkness Falls) - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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At school, the boys tell fantastical stories about Dedan Kimathi, the leader of the African Freedom Army. It is rumored that Dedan sent a letter to the police telling them that he would be at a certain place, at a specific time, so they set up a plan to arrest him. On the day, the only person who arrived was a white police inspector who commended them for their efforts and borrowed a motorcycle, as his was not running well. The following day another letter arrived from Dedan, thanking them for waiting for him and providing him with a new motorcycle. Although Njoroge does not believe that Dedan could turn himself white, Ngotho and Kamau have both said that Dedan is capable of wonderful things, so he wonders how much of the story is true.

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