Bud Not Buddy By:Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud Not Buddy  By:Christopher Paul Curtis

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  • "Say hey!" I know my eyes aren't what they used to be,but I know they aren't so bad that they'd lie to me about seeing a young brownskinnedboy walking along the road just outside of Owosso, Michigan, at twothirtyin the morning." 
  • Bud meets Mr.Leiws 
  • I couldn't tell if he was talking to me or to himself. I peeked up to see if I couldget a better look at this man. He came closer to me, then stopped about tengiant steps away. 
  • "Son," he said, "this is no time to play. I don't know and I don't care why you're out here, but let me tell you I know you're a long way from home. Are you from Flint?" 
  • How Do You Know Were I'm From?
  • How could he tell I was from Flint just by seeing my face for a second in his headlights? I wonder how grown folks know so doggone much just by looking at you. 
  • What Is Your Name?
  • "What's your name, son?"
  • "Now there's an unusual name. Did you run away from home, Bud-notBuddy?" 
  • Bud, not Buddy, sir."
  • I don't know if it was because of the red pop juicing up my brain or because I'msuch a good liar, but one of those things got me thinking again real quick.
  • Bud meets Mr. Leiws At Night  
  • "Where's home, Bud?"
  • Mr. Leiws told Bud if he was from Flint
  • "I ran away from Grand Rapids, sir."
  • Bud Was Told What His Name Was
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