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Topics: Culture, African people, Caribbean Pages: 3 (713 words) Published: March 11, 2014
Disscussion Director
Have you given up something so precious to you for others benefit from? •Have you ever felt being betrayed?
Have you ever felt inferior?

Cool Quote Finder
“Ah, missus, these are both children,
and one will grow up to be a baas, and one will be a servant” •“Teddy was about six years old when he was given a scooter, and discovered the intoxications of speed. ” •“He’s only a black boy,”

Vocabulary Enricher
Kraal – a traditional African village of huts, typically enclosed by fences. •Piccanin – a small child
Baas – boss
Multiple Perspective Taker

Summarizer
The Farquars are a white family living in southern Rhodesia whose only child, Teddy, is a special favorite of their African cook, Gideon. •Gideon watches sadly as the boy grows older and his attitude toward Gideon becomes more like a white man who expects African people, including Gideon, to obey him. •One day a snake spits venom into Teddy’s eyes.

Gideon runs into the bush to retrieve a native remedy – a root that will save Teddy’s eyesight. •The word spreads of the miraculous recovery of Teddy, and a scientist comes inquiring about the root and asks for a sample. •Gideon feels betrayed by the Farquars and refuses to cooperate. •He leads them on a long hike (a wild goose chase) to “discover” common blue flowers. •After some time passes, the Farquars and Gideon seem to reconcile their differences, but a rift remains between them.

Theme
A man reaches a crossroads between two cultures and must decide between his loyalty to his African heritage or that to his employer. Setting
Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during British rule
Connector
Teddy said defiantly: “He’s only a black boy,” and laughed. Then, when Gideon turned away from him without speaking, his face fell. Relation in real life:
There will come a time in our life that we will hurt someone with our words without us knowing it until we see their reaction.

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