The Pushcart War - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 12 Summary

Maxie opens his shop day and night for two weeks in order to allow the pushcart vendors to create five hundred and nine peashooters and enough ammunition to keep the fight going for several weeks. Old Anna, who they now call General Anna because of her decisive strategic planning, outlines the battle plan. Everyone will go about their regular business until ten the morning on the day of the attack. Then, if a truck is in view and easily accessible, the vendors will begin shooting out tires. On that first morning, ninety-seven trucks suffer flat tires between 10:00 and 10:10 a.m.

Mr. Jerusalem is a kind man who does not want to cause trouble for another man; therefore, he hesitates to take part in the peashooter campaign. However, when a truck driver, Little Miltie, threatens to run over his cart if he does not...

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