Study Guide

Crispin: Cross of Lead Chapter 40

By Avi

Chapter 40

  • The man calling Crispin's name turns out to be Bear (phew), who has been out looking for him.
  • Crispin explains about the attack, and he and Bear conclude that Lady Furnival must have summoned John Aycliffe to Great Wexly.
  • Bear takes Crispin back to the Green Man, where the Widow Daventry tells Bear that a man named John Ball has arrived. She doesn't seem too happy about it.
  • Bear and the Widow Daventry get Crispin settled in his room with dry clothes and a hot meal, and after sitting with Crispin for a while, Bear goes downstairs to meet with John Ball.
  • The fact in the fiction, John Ball is the only real person to appear in the book.

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