Dead End in Norvelt - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

Chapter 3

Mr. Spizz stopped by and told Mrs. Gantos that the weeds in the gutter in front of their house were too tall. Regulation weed size was only six inches - their weeds were 22 inches high. That morning at breakfast, Jack read through the newspaper. He spotted an article written by Miss Volker under the heading, "This Day in History." On June 18, 1812, she wrote about the war of 1812; Susan B. Anthony was fined on June 18, 1873, for trying to vote; and, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic on June 18, 1928. Miss Volker had written the daily columns years ago before her hands were crippled. The newspaper just repeats the daily columns each year. After breakfast, Mrs. Gantos had Jack cut the gutter weeds down. Mr. Spizz was riding by on his huge tricycle as Jack was finishing up...

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