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Foirgive me if I'm being thick, but I rushed to complete the book on a flight back from Zurich, so I may have missed the point...

However, I still can't figure out why Anansi tricked Fat Charlie into dressing as a president. I realise that Charlie industroiusly researched the Presidents, which gave him a lot of knowledge, but that would only benefit him if he were in a quiz.

So why presidents? Why not national cheese day, or Baseball day, or fish day?

Any insights, theories or comments?
 
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I just finished the book (all of 5 minutes ago) so I may just be pulling straws, but I took the whole presidents things just like the green fedora – I think Charlie's dad was trying to teach him that wearing the clothes was all a matter of attitude.
 
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it was a scene showing anansi's sense of humor at the expense of fat charlie....the presidents day thing worked as a joke because of the mental picture of some poor kid showing up at school dressed in old fashioned clothes etc
 
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i agree with elise. guess it was just a matter of attitude to wear stuff. especially a president's outfit. Smile)
 
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anansi is a trickster god. The presidents day thing was both a joke and his son learned a lot.
 
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