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Chapter 34 - Bums in the Attic Notes from The House on Mango Street

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The House on Mango Street Chapter 34 - Bums in the Attic

When her family goes to the hills on Sundays, Esperanza never wants to go. Her papa teases her for being stuck-up and thinking herself too old to go on such family outings. Esperanza really thinks that the people who live in those houses are stuck-up and don't have to worry about anything but garbage. She hopes to live in a big house on a hill one day and keep bums in her attic, instead of rats.

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"People who live on hills sleep so close to the stars they forget those of us who live too much on earth. They don't look down at all except to be content to live on hills. They have nothing to do with last week's garbage or fear of rats. Night comes. Nothing wakes them but the wind." Chapter 34, pg. 86-87

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