The Pushcart War - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 22 Summary

The Pea-Tack Squad raids Maxie's shop and finds all the peashooters, as well as half a ton of pea-tacks. Maxie is arrested, and alarm spreads through the pushcart vendors. General Anna calls a meeting. Some of the vendors want to give up. General Anna resists this idea, saying it is more important than ever that they continue to fight. General Anna decides to send a message to Maxie to ask him what their next move should be. General Anna hollows out an apple, sticks a message inside and then delivers it herself. The commissioner finds the note but believes it to be harmless, so he does not stop Maxie from seeing it or from responding to it.

When Frank the Flower hears that Maxie has been arrested, he asks to talk to the commissioner. Frank says that Maxie was holding all the peashooters...

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