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  • "No Witchcraft for Sale" By Doris Lessing who challenged the ideas of race and women's roles. Orelando Carodine Mrs.Hindsley Fourth Period May 3, 2018
  • Gideon is a slave servant that works for the Farquars. He is kind and gentle with their son Teddy, who he has come to love and adore. Gideons love for the boy will later on lead to him saving his life.
  • Teddy, being careless, rides his scooter in the backyard and pays no heed to the bushes he stops to lay by. Out of the bushes comes a snake that spits into his eye leaving him less than an hour left of vision. Gideon comes to his rescue with a special root that has "healing properties".
  • After hearing of his heroic actions a scientist from the city comes to Gideon in search of this "special root". Gideon, however, does not plan on giving up the root.The Farquars believe he is being very disrespectful and unreasonable.
  • After hours of useless talking Gideon decides to show them the root.  After about 5 hours of walking Gideon picks up the root of a common plant and hands it to the doctor. The doctor leaves quite pleased with himself. The farquars and Gideon are very furious with each other, but the Farquars learn an important lesson from Gideon
  • The message in this story is that people belonging to different cultures have different approaches to health
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