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A Long Way from Chicago Chapter Summary & Analysis - "The Mouse in the Milk" Summary

Richard Peck
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"The Mouse in the Milk" Summary

Joey and Mary Alice are sent to visit Grandma the following year, and they are realizing that this will be a yearly event, even though Mary Alice is still traumatized from the Shotgun incident. Grandma says that the whole town is a slum and that is why she stays away from everyone. Mary Alice takes her jump rope, and Joey takes a puzzle to keep busy.

One quiet evening, a horse clops by, and then there is a big explosion. Grandma's mailbox has been blown to bits, to which she responds with one word, "Cowgills." Joey drifts off to sleep wondering who would have the guts to blow up his big, strong grandmother's mailbox. In the morning, he wakes to Grandma's typical generous and delicious breakfast.

This morning, Effie Wilcox comes visiting, calling Grandma from the porch...

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