The Great Gilly Hopkins - Study Guide Chapter 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7

Gilly begins to panic. She knows that to make it through life you have to be tough. But, being around Thompson Park was beginning to make her soft. If she cannot be tough, she will be had. Two days later, Mrs. Trotter asks Gilly to babysit William while she and Mr. Randolph head to the dime store. Gilly had discovered previously that Agnes’s parents had abandoned her to her seventy-five year-old grandmother, Gertrude Berkheimer. Agnes agrees to be the lookout in Gilly’s plan. Gilly also has a part for William, lying to him to get him to go along. She tells William that Mr. Randolph needs some help getting some things down from his shelf. William agrees.

Using a blue chair, Gilly hoists up William to retrieve the cash which is a roll of bills. Agnes demands just rewards for helping, and Gilly promises...

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