The Price of Stones – Sports

The Price of Stones

Introduction

  • No mention of sports.

Chapter 1 (The Line at our Door)

  • Pg. 9. Jackson mentions his sister Christine’s involvement in ‘netball’. Playing at a district level.

Chapter 2 (The Devil’s Hand)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 3 (The Chicken is Full of Bones)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 4 (My Brothers Keeper)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 5 (Through the Valley of the Shadow)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 6 (The Prospect of Marriage)

  • No mention of sports.

Chapter 7 (The Great Escape)

  • No mention of sports.

Chapter 8 (Only One Acre)

  • Pg. 66-67 Jackson and his Australian friend Dale discuss a soccer game here in America and how Jackson seemed distracted.

Chapter 9 (Plans)

  • Pg. 73 Jackson expresses his dislike of not being able to stay after school and play soccer with the other boys. He also mentions sneaking off to play the game.

Chapter 10 (The Price of Stones)

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Chapter 11 (An Article of Faith)

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Chapter 12 (Constructive Solutions)

  • Pg. 97 Jackson observed the boy students playing soccer, while the girls watched form the doorway of a classroom.

Chapter 13 (Being the Man)

  • Pg. 101 Jackson decided to play soccer with the students. Because of his regular involvement in an over thirty team in Okemos, Michigan, he contemplated tying his shoelaces together to even the odds.
  • Pg. 101-102 Jackson tells a story about when he was a boy. His father disapproved of playing soccer after school so he came up with a plan to do his chores and play soccer at the same time. He would tie up the lead embuzi and then run back to play soccer at school. He states that he is a good runner and dribbler. They won the game that day and people bragged to his Taata about what a good player he was. Jackson recalled that his father’s pride of having the winning player kept him from getting in trouble.
  • Pg. 102-104 Jackson describes the game. There are two adults on each team and Jackson had stated to his team “This will be an easy win”. The girls were not playing but they cheered for both teams. Jackson was surprised at how the students handled the ball and how the boys were able to dribble the ball around him as if he was standing still. He tried to intercept a pass and fell while the other team scored the first point. Jackson then insisted that he get the ball so they could score. He was happy to see that only a smaller boy named Onesmus was between him and the goal. Onesmus had blocked his move and that gave the other team the ball. Eventually Jackson swallowed his pride and admitted the boys were good at soccer. Jackson also observed that the best players on the field were also excelling in there academics as well. Jackson’s team had lost the game.
  • Pg. 104 Jackson considers the possibility of one day being able to afford a real soccer field and uniforms for a team.

Chapter 14 (It Is Not Enough to Be Sorry)

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Chapter 15 (Two Girls)

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Chapter 16 (There Are No Streetlights)

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Chapter 17 (My Meeting with Mondo)

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Chapter 18 (A Song of Hope and Despair)

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Chapter 19 (One Never Knows)

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Chapter 20 (Cows in America)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 21 (If You Do Not Reach. You Cannot Grasp)

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Chapter 22 (Nothing Worthwhile Is Easy)

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Chapter 23 (Scovia)

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Chapter 24 (Who Is My Neighbor?)

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Chapter 25 (Big Trucks and Soda Pop)

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Chapter 26 (Ideas and Ideals)

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Chapter 27 (In That Rich Darkness)

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Chapter 28 (More Than a Composition)

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Chapter 29 (The Brigadier)

  • Pg. 227 While at a fundraising event Jackson’s friend Stanley mentioned his visits to Nyaka. Stanley said the boys are always playing soccer but they distinguish teams by half of them taking their shirts off. The boys call their team the Nyaka Starz, meaning that the sky was the limit. The mission of the team was to show teamwork not to win. The Nyaka boys were the most well behaved and admired team in the area. Stanley then declared that he would donate uniforms to the team.

Chapter 30 (One More Grave)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 31 (A Gathering of Grannies)

  • No mention of sports

Chapter 32 (Graduation Day)

  • No mention of sports

Afterword

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