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THE CHILD BUYER The novel The Child Buyer is a story of an investigation into the activities of Mr Wissey Jones a stranger who comes to the town of Pequot on information of national defense The business of Mr Wissey Jones is to buy for his corporation children of certain intelligences in this case a ten-year-old named Barry Rudd a boy genius of potentially critical value to national defense A hearing is held and questions are asked why would someone want to buy a child and why would someone want to go about not respecting the morality of a human life This story takes place in a small town in the Northeastern United States The name of this town is Pequot It has a population of about twelve thousand five hundred people They have two high schools three junior highs and eight elementary schools There has been large growth in the amount of houses being built in the area The town has its own general store with all the accommodations of a small town For entertainment they have a movie theatre and a bowling lanes During the novel there are many scenes that happen The main scene in the book is the investigation of the activities of Mr Wissey Jones Throughout this investigation there are many people that take the stand to testify what they know about the new stranger to Pequot The investigation takes place in room 429 in the capital offices with senator Aaron Mansfield the presiding judge Senators Skypack and Voyolko also a member from the committee counsel his name was Mr Donald R Broadbent In this scene Mr Broadbent was interrogating Charles Perkonian a young boy that is best friends with Barry Rudd Mr Broadbent was trying to pry open Charles for information about a stink bomb that went off in the auditorium of Lincoln school with the state Supervisor in it The young boy was anything but helpful Every
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