Study Guide

Crispin: Cross of Lead Chapter 24

By Avi

Chapter 24

  • Crispin finishes up his story, and Bear thinks declaring him a wolf's head was a little extreme on the part of John Aycliffe.
  • He's even more shocked that Aycliffe and Co. killed a priest, which can really get you in trouble in this world and the next.
  • Bear chooses this time to tell Crispin that he needs to lighten up because nobody likes hanging with a Debbie Downer.
  • Then he offers Crispin the chance to come with him willingly. Crispin can't really understand the concept of having a choice because he's still stuck in the idea that things are what they are.
  • When Crispin takes out his cross to pray, Bear shares some heretical thoughts that could get both of them burned at the stake.
  • He also tells Crispin the cross is one of many made during the plague that were never blessed, so just in case Crispin thought that cross was something special, it's not. Thanks, Bear—you're a real pal.
  • Crispin falls asleep wondering what his fate is to be.

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