Dead End in Norvelt - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

Chapter 9

Mr. Gantos came and got Jack out of his room and took him outside to the ex-cornfield. He told Jack to start digging. Mr. Gantos planned to use a road to flatten the field. Jack wanted to trade places so he could get driving practice for his ventures with Miss Volker. Mr. Gantos said that future wars will be worse than past wars. Jack figured he was probably thinking of atomic bombs that could destroy all life. Mrs. Gantos came out and offered to get help from the community center. Mr. Spizz and the maintenance crew could make the job easier. Mr. Gantos didn't want any help from the Communist Center. He told Jack that he didn't want to be beholden to the Commies. They'd expect him to let them share the bomb shelter. Bunny came by and told him...

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