Down These Mean Streets - Chapters 6 through 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6 through 8 Summary and Analysis

Piri and his family make another move, this time into Spanish Harlem on 104th Street between Lex and Park Avenue. He is almost immediately in the same situation, fighting for his right to be part of the neighborhood. This time, the gang is called the TNTs and the leader is Waneko. As soon as Piri decides he is going to have to fight, he tells Waneko he has heard there are neighborhoods where a guy cannot get a fair fight. In those places, an entire gang will jump on a single guy. The words seem to strike a chord in the gang members and there is a fair fight between Piri and Waneko. Piri holds his own but does not put everything he has into the fight because he does not want to show up Waneko in front of...

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