The Pushcart War - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 16 Summary

Big Moe is not happy with the commissioner's opinion that Frank the Flower committed the pea shooting crimes himself. In the paper, Big Moe is quoted as calling the commissioner a "big dope." As proof that Frank the Flower could not have shot out all the tires, Big Moe offers the fact that two tires were shot within two minutes of each other one hundred seventy-seven blocks apart. Big Moe demands that the commissioner set up a Pea-Tack Squad to find the real culprits. The commissioner refuses. Big Moe and the other members of The Three go to the mayor, who in turn demands the commissioner create a Pea-Tack Squad or resign. Refusing to resign, the commissioner agrees to form the squad. The squad, however, does not find anything, thanks to General Anna's quick thinking in collecting all the peashooters. Two theories circulate...

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