Cassie says that after Stacey put the wooden flute away, she never saw it again. Why do you think Stacey would put it away and not get it back out?
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Stacey cannot understand why Jerermy brought him a gift until Papa suggests he gave Jeremy the gift of friendship in the past year. But Papa warns him that friendship between a black man and white man can never be on an equal basis and it would cost too much to find out if this friendship with Jeremy could last. I think Stacey wanted it as a private symbol that there are still good people, even in white children. I don't think he wanted this symbol ruined by having it in plain sight.