The Assistant - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Morris has collapsed and reopened the wound on his head. The doctor insists that Morris stay in bed at least two weeks, but Ida says it will be hard to make him. When the couple returns to the store, Frank indicates $15 he has earned that morning, far more than the store usually takes in, a busy morning, according to Frank. Ida weakly agrees to let Frank stay on for a little while in these difficult times. Frank makes himself busy cleaning up the place and fixing things. He makes little changes, such as changing from milk bottles to cartons. Ida is suspicious of Frank, who is writing down all sales to prove his honesty. Ida teaches Frank how to do things, such as wrap groceries neatly and to charge correctly for deli items. He learns fast and does well; but Ida reserves judgment, because Frank is a...

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