The Pushcart War - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 13 Summary

Traffic in New York is so bad because of all the disabled trucks that it takes Mr. Jerusalem three hours to go half a mile. The truck drivers cannot change the tires on their trucks themselves because they are too large, so they must call a mechanic to come help. The mechanics have so many calls this first day that they are unable to keep up with the demand, taking longer and longer to fix the trucks, which increases the amount of time the trucks block traffic.

In Maxie's shop, Maxie has set up a big map of New York in which he has stuck red and gold colored pea-pins. The pins mark where tires have been shot by the pushcart vendors. Harry the Hot Dog has the record for the most tires hit, having killed twenty-three tires already. Maxie is worried about...

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