how does elie avoid having his tooth pulled?

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avetelino eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Elie feigns sickness at least twice to avoid getting his gold crown pulled by the dentist. It is not avoided all together since he does eventually lose it to one of the guardsmen.

rhaynes84 | Student

Elie fakes being sick and asks to come back later and later each time. the tooth-puller man didn't really enforce it too much because it wasnt can official tooth collector any ways.