Countdown - Chapters 3 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Wiles
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Franny takes time to see the school nurse who tends to the scrape Franny got on her knee during the drill. She then begins the walk home with her younger brother, Drew, and Margie. Drew is carrying a load of books, as usual. Margie announces that a girl in their grade, Gale, is dressing up as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween. Franny decides that is “creepy, since Marilyn Monroe just died,” but Margie says Halloween costumes are supposed to be “creepy” (39). Margie is just about to say what Gale has suggested for Margie's Halloween costume when Drew interrupts, saying he will be an astronaut. Franny predicts their father will be working, as usual. Their conversation is brought to a halt when Franny sees Uncle Otts.

Page 41 is a flyer advertising the Civil Defense and words from a Pete Seegar and Joe Hickerson song.

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