A Fistful of Fig Newtons - The Light at the End of the Tunnel Summary & Analysis

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel Summary

The narrator is again sitting in the Lincoln Tunnel. He thinks about how many great ideas are invented on the toilet. His car is beginning to overheat. He wonders why he goes through all this torture when the reward at the other side is only New Jersey. In "The Light at the End of the Tunnel," the narrator ruminates about New Jersey. He sees the Margate Elephant, a large wooden elephant that has stood on a New Jersey beach for a century, as representative of New Jersey. He also mentions the Flagship, a building made to look like a ship on the New Jersey highway.

As the narrator tries to quantify "New Jersey," he notes that New Jersey is always the butt of comedians' jokes. New Jerseyites are reckless...

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