The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Fox smiles as he drives past the scarecrow field again, to a dirt road with a No Trespassing sign. There stands a decrepit house known as the Monkey House. Inside, bare mattresses are on the floor in every room. The rooms are littered with trash like sardine cans and discarded food wrappers. The house seems deserted. There is an outdoor privy and a bucket for sponge baths. The two unload the "Worm Tub" and leave it in the house. Fox insists it will give the residents the ability to store milk and have decent food occasionally.

Later, in the Polski's cold storage room, Charlie and his father find Mrs. Polski's mink coat, hung in the cool shed to protect it from moths during the hot summer. The two work at routine tasks until mid-afternoon. They are digging a culvert when three kids from...

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