The Friends - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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The next day on the way to school, Phyllisia picks up a lead pipe, intending to use it for self defense. When she arrives, Edith joins her. She tells Phyllisia that she heard about the fight, and wants to help her. When they arrive at the classroom, Edith threatens the bully, who is shaken. This lets Phyllisia off the hook. At first, Phyllisia is angry at Edith because she will be expected to be nice to Edith in return for her help.

A few days later, Miss Lass begins picking on random people in the class. She intensifies the insults, saying that black people are all filthy like pigs; the students respond by calling Miss Lass a Jew. Phyllisia, upset at the yelling match, walks out of the classroom. Edith follows, and the two girls decide to skip school. As they explore New York City...

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