Trouble At Lazy Wells Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sundiate Kiente is an African prince brought to America as a nine year old slave. He was bought by an abolitionist preacher and given his freedom. The story begins with the preacher being murdered while trying to help a young Mexican being hanged by miscreants.
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When Sundi finds the body of his adoptive father he has no choice but to find the men who did it and make them pay. He has a dilemma. He knows the preacher's feelings about revenge and he finds a witness, a young white girl buried in the snow.

When Drexel Cornelius, the leader of the outlaw gang, learns that Sundi has the only witness to his murderous plot to steal land from the Cheyenne, he puts up a bounty of $5,000. While he hopes murderous bounty-killers will kill Sundi, he has plans of his own. His men will make sure the girl won't live to tell the truth.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting outlaws

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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