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A Long Way from Chicago Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Things with Wings" Summary

Richard Peck
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"Things with Wings" Summary

When the children arrive this year, Grandma is there to welcome them, or so they think. Actually she is there to see off Mrs. Effie Wilcox. She turns to the children and explains that Effie has lost her home to the bank. Since her husband died, she has not been able to keep up with the payments. The children are not much concerned because they're both thinking about the killing of John Dillinger in Chicago. Joe thinks that Grandma cannot be concerned about Effie Wilcox because the woman is Grandma's worst enemy. Mary Alice says that Joe knows nothing about women.

Joe walks downtown to see Ray Veech, who works at the auto garage. Passing various items in town, he sees a brand-new Hudson Terraplane 8, a four-door sedan. Joe falls in love with the car at first sight, and more than...

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