A Fistful of Fig Newtons - The Mole People Battle the Forces of Darkness, pages 41-65 Summary & Analysis

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The Mole People Battle the Forces of Darkness, pages 41-65 Summary

Stuck in the tunnel, the narrator thinks it's an awful thought, that New Jersey is the light he's aiming for. His car continues to overheat as traffic crawls to a stop. He thinks of the Statue of Liberty, and Disneyland, a truly American construct of false utopia. This leads him to think of childhood, a true utopia. Then, his mind wanders to his summer camp, Camp Nobba-WaWa-Nockee.

In "The Mole People Battle the Forces of Darkness," the narrator and his boyhood friends Schwartz, Flick, and Kissel read a notice about a summer camp in the Michigan woods. Their scoutmaster Mr. Gordon gives them brochures, mentioning special rates for the scout troop. That night, the narrator's father comes home, in a great mood from rolling a...

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