Guests of the Nation - Jumbo's Wife Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Jumbo gets very drunk one night and beats his wife. She runs away, and is brought back by Pa Kenefick, who threatens Jumbo if he beats her again. Jumbo supposedly became furious after she brought home a picture that he thought was too expensive to purchase.

She wakes up the next morning and makes breakfast for Johnny, her son. He tries to put an envelope into the flames and she snatches it from him and opens it. She discovers that it is a money order for a large sum, and takes it to Pa to learn what it means. Pa thanks her for bringing him the letter, telling her that they had been waiting for this information for some time.

Later that night, Jumbo asks if a letter came for him and she lies about the envelope, saying it never came. A car comes up...

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