Teddy was a young boy born into a rich family who owned slaves. Gideon was a black cook who absolutely adored Teddy. When Teddy was young the two were best friends. Because of this Gideon was loved by the family.
The Farquars were a rich slave owning family. They had a son named Teddy. The cook Gideon adored the little boy which made the family like him more. While Teddy was a young child Gideon and he were best pals.
Teddy frightens one of Gideons children and it hurts their relationship. Teddy has a snake spit in his eyes and Gideon is the only one to save him. People said he would most likely be blind. So, Gideon is his only hope of seeing again.
Since Gideon knows hes the only one who can help, he sets off to find a native plant. The plant unbelievably saves the boys eyesight. Scientist then try to find his plant. Gideon tells varios lies to keep it sectretive.
Equality is a theme bc even though it was a white boy Gideon still helped. My personal reaction kind of assumed he'd help. This is because him and the boy were so close at the beginning.