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Good Night, Mr. Tom - Study Guide Chapter 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter begins with Mr. Tom continuing to explain the dog to Willie. The old man shows the boy how to make friends with the dog and how to help gain its trust. Mr. Tom begins the day by handing Willie a mug of hot, sweet tea, a preview of the many kindnesses that the old man will show to Willie, as a father to son would do. Willie gives up his fear of the dog and allows it to lick his hand, learning that the licking means the dog likes him. On the way out the door to have a "romp in the fields," Willie learns that the attic room will be his own. This first walk proves to be too much for the boy, who is weak and undernourished. The dog and the old man bound ahead but soon...

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