A Fistful of Fig Newtons - Ellsworth Leggett and the Great Ice Cream War Summary & Analysis

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Ellsworth Leggett and the Great Ice Cream War Summary

The narrator thinks back on his high school trickery, as he makes his way through the Lincoln Tunnel. A buzzer goes off in his engine. There's still no radio reception. His mind wanders to Mr. Leggett. "Ellsworth Leggett and the Great Ice Cream War" begins with the narrator returning to his home town after being away for years. As he drives through the now-decayed town in a nondescript rental car, he sees an old landmark, the Igloo ice cream parlor. He's amazed it's still in business after all these years. The narrator stops in the parking lot and walks in, remembering his childhood. The ice cream counter is just as he remembers it, and the narrator sits down. He recognizes Al behind the counter and orders "the regular." The...

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