The Pushcart War - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 14 Summary

The truckers have no idea what has hit them. Theories begin to spin around town, starting with Big Moe blaming his tire distributor, saying the rubber he uses in his tires is substandard. This causes the distributor to stop selling to Big Moe, who then cannot find tires from any other distributor since they are busy supplying their regular customers. When mechanics begin finding pea-pins in their tires, or pea-tacks as they call them, they suggest that perhaps pea-tacks have been scattered throughout the streets somehow, though no one is able to find out how this might have happened.

Mack, the truck driver who ran over Morris the Florist, suggests that perhaps the pea-tacks are coming from some enemy in outer space. This theory causes drivers to drive with their heads out the window and their eyes on the sky, creating several accidents...

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