Never Fall Down - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Patricia McCormick
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Arn is surprised to learn that Peter has children of his own that live in the house and a wife named Shirley as well. They meet his three children – Donna, Doug and Kate and everyone welcomes them. A bowl of fruit just sits on the table and the boys sneak some of it into their room. They play and later they pee out the window, afraid that the ‘American latrine’ might suck them down too.

Shirley yells when she sees the room, angry that it smells like a latrine and, sure they will be sent back to Cambodia, they pack their few belongings. Instead, they have a family meeting and the boys are given chores and rules to follow. During the day they are kept busy with chores, television and meals, but at night Arn is haunted by his time with the Khmer Rouge...

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