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Ham on Rye Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 21 through 25 Summary

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Chapters 21 through 25 Summary

When Henry goes to Mt. Justin Jr. High, he is among a class of large boys. He says that the boys are ill-fed and poor, but seem to be bored with childhood. He says they look like "tigers with the mange". One boy has "a cock, 10 inches long, soft", and Henry discovers that he has the biggest balls. He says that his seventh grade team played football against the eighth and ninth graders and used the opportunity for violence. It's during this time that Eddie tells Henry about masturbation and Henry says it feels better if you imagine "you were doing it with a girl while you whacked off".

A boy called "Baldy", who was really named Eli LaCrosse, attaches himself to Henry. One day, Baldy invites Henry into his cellar where there are barrels of wine. He says that his father doesn't care because...

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