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The House on Mango Street Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Family of Little Feet Summary

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The Family of Little Feet Summary

Esperanza recalls a family she knows with little hands, little legs, sleight height, and mostly tiny feet. Their shoes are little and everything about them is little. Esperanza and Nenny look down to their own feet, describing the normal size and the color and shape of their shoes. Rachel is wearing one high heel and strutting around like a queen. The girls laugh at her, all wanting to try on the lady's heel. A boy on a bicycle calls to her, whistling. They giggle at the attention they get from wearing this type of shoe and claim they will wear nothing else. Then, near the Laundromat, an older man comes up to Rachel wanting to kiss her. He says he will give her a dollar in exchange for a kiss. This man terrifies the girls, and they run away...

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