And the Earth Did Not Devour Him - Under the House Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In “Under the House,” the Narrator is hiding under a house though it’s not very comfortable. He was on his way to school when he decided to hide out under the house instead. He spends the day thinking about his life over the past year. Events race through his mind along with their outcomes. He thinks of his father promising violence if the barbers continue to refuse to cut his hair. He thinks of those who died in the fire after the wreck involving the drunk woman. He thinks of other situations and scenes as well, and knows that he has done the right thing by remaining hidden for the day, giving himself time to think and be alone.

Eventually, the children playing in the yard find him and begin to throw rocks at him. They alert their mother who begins...

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