Because of Winn-Dixie - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Right after returning home from the war, Littmus made a very important decision. After weeping over the loss of his family and his home, Littmus realized that he had a yearning for a piece of candy. He hadn't had candy in years, but he decided that since the world was such a sorry place, he was going to make sure that he could put something sweet in it.

Littmus started a candy factory after the Civil War that still stands today, although it was abandoned. Littmus created the Littmus Lozenge--a candy that became world famous for its mixture of sweet and sad. At that point, in the story, Miss Franny opens her desk drawer and reveals an enormous cache of Littmus Lozenges.

Both Opal and Amanda like the candy. Amanda is the first to say that, although it was tasty, it made her think of sad things...

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