1. Describe the emotions of the project boys and the train passengers as a train passes while the boys search for snakes.
When a train passes, the boys scramble into hiding in fear, having heard the suburban commuters might shoot at them through the windows for trespassing on the tracks. The same fears reverberate inside the train as commuters have heard rumors that snipers in this ill-fated neighborhood might shoot at them.
2. Describe LaJoe in one or two sentences.
LaJoe has eight children including four-year-old triplets and three older children who come and go because they are on drugs or in and out of jail. Paul, her husband of seventeen years, is rarely home. LaJoe is a generous, loving person and hopes her younger children will succeed in life, but she lives in constant fear for their safety.
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