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Elbow Room Chapter Summary & Analysis - "A Loaf of Bread" Summary

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"A Loaf of Bread" Summary

Grocer Harold Green is caught selling goods in one store at prices higher than others in better neighborhoods, and folk rise up in anger. He has done it for years and does not target people he considers neighbors. Nevertheless, his children watch him being picketed on the evening news and are upset. Harold is ashamed to have to tell them he is not dishonest. The children's school is being picketed, and Ruth is waiting for an opening to tell him about this. Harold recalls his father being exploited as an immigrant without complaining or picketing, and says these people do not know enough not to be exploited. If he closes down, someone will move in and do likewise. Ruth demands Harold give away to customers anything they request in an unannounced eight-hour period one day this week...

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