In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Senora agrees to let the Wongs watch her apartment and the entire building, and she also tells them that they don't have to pay rent for the summer. This allows the Wongs to buy Shirley an actual bed, which is really a pull-out couch. Shirley loves to help her dad around the place fixing and caring after things. Mr. Wong's favorite part is all the gadgetry down in the boiler room basement.

Shirley doesn't understand his interest in those things until they start cleaning up the basement and find old treasures from past tenants. One night the electricity goes off and Shirley goes to the basement to quickly turn on the power. She does this because she is trying to show how brave she is, but then, after she is down there, she realizes how scared she is. Suddenly her father appears from nowhere...

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