Maggie: A Girl of the Streets - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Time passes quickly in this chapter. Tommie dies, but Jimmie and Maggie survive. Jimmie grows up on the street and sees as much anger there as he does in his own home. This toughens him as he grows up. For a long time, Jimmie stands on street corners and watches the world pass by. He grows to hate well-dressed businessmen and obvious Christians. His father dies, and his mother is not doing well. Jimmie loves having money in his pocket so he gets a job driving a team of horses. The best part of his job is the ability to sit up high as he passes by everyone in the street. The belief that he is above the others regularly gets Jimmie in trouble with the law. Jimmie sees the world around him as people who are all "against him." The one thing that Jimmie respects is...

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