Nine Stories - Teddy Summary & Analysis

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Teddy Summary

Teddy McArdle is standing on his father's new suitcase, poking his head out the porthole of his parent's ship cabin. He is a small boy, and is wearing worn and dirty clothes. He is in need of a haircut. His father, lying sunburned in a twin bed, tells him in a loud voice to get down off the suitcase at once. His mother, half awake in a separate bed, tells him to stay where he is. His parents exchange some bitter words, while Teddy, seemingly oblivious to either of them, continues to look out the porthole, responding only when his father yells at him to get a haircut. He responds that he hasn't any money.

Teddy addresses his mother, who is still just half awake and who asks him to let her sleep a few more minutes. Teddy is insistent that he has...

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