Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 60 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 60 Summary

Kunta Kinte is sad about the status of his relationship with Fiddler. When Kunta was made buggy driver, Fiddler was given all of the gardening duties that the gardener couldn’t handle anymore and that Kunta used to attend to. Furthermore, Fiddler used to be the one to tell great and grand stories; however, now it is Kunta who hears the most interesting news and tells the tales every time he returns from a drive. Fiddler doesn’t even play his fiddle much anymore unless he earns money for it on another white man’s plantation. Kunta is amazed when Bell talks about Fiddler’s plan to buy his freedom.

Kunta drives Master William Waller to these celebrations where Fiddler plays his fiddle and gets paid. They are...

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