Bless the Beasts and Children - Chapters 7 & 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 & 8 Summary

As chapter seven begins, the boys have become hungry during the long drive. At a red light, Shecker and Lally 1 get out, against Cotton's orders. Cotton tells Teft to drive on without them, though he has Teft pull over a block later and says they will all feel better with a little food. They turn onto Route 66, but leave the main strip in search of an inconspicuous place to eat.

In flashback, Lally 2's infantilism is discussed. He uses it for advantage over his brother at home, but at camp it made him even more of an outcast. Before Cotton took him in, the other boys would not let Lally 2 sleep under the bed as he wished. Strictly speaking, Lally 2 should not have been at the camp, but his parents needed to offload both children for the summer, so an arrangement had been...

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