The Friends - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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After seeing Edith steal, Phyllisia reminds herself that Edith is not of her social class, and thus, is not a suitable friend. On their way back to Harlem the girls are caught up in the middle of a riot. It seems as if Phyllisia is going to be trampled, but Edith pulls her out just in time. On the way to Edith’s house, Phyllisia sees her father Calvin in the riot, and hopes that he hasn’t seen her. When they arrive at Edith’s house, Phyllisia is appalled at how barren the apartment is. She meets Edith’s family, and notices that they are all as shabby as Edith. Edith tells Phyllisia that her mother died in this same apartment; Phyllissia is disturbed and immediately leaves, running back to her own home.

Meanwhile, Calvin is bragging to Mr. Charles and Cousin Frank about...

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