Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 103 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 103 Summary

Chicken George is beside himself with excitement because the rich Mr. Jewett has agreed to fight chickens with Sir Eric Russell of England. As a result, the biggest cockfight of the year has been planned, with a pot of $30,000 and side bets of $250. In preparation for the big fight, neither Chicken George nor Tom Lea is seen by anyone as they prepare their chickens for the cockfight of the century against the prime stock of the Englishman.

The only two people upset about this cockfight are Mrs. Lea and Matilda. Tom Lea demands their savings of $5,000 from the bank to bet on the cockfight. Likewise, Chicken George demands and receives their savings of $2,000 to bet as well. Even being the dutiful wife that she is,...

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