The Pushcart War - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 27 Summary

In the aftermath of the failure to kidnap Maxie Hammerman, The Three call a meeting of the truck drivers and create a Truck Driver's Manifesto to present to the mayor. This manifesto includes four points: that every pushcart vendor be arrested, that pushcarts be banned from the streets, that Maxie be fined sixty thousand dollars and sent to jail for organizing a pushcart conspiracy and that the police commissioner be fired. The truck drivers insist all this be done or they will declare a war on the pushcarts. When the mayor calls the police commissioner and reads the manifesto to him, the commissioner explains that he cannot arrest either the pushcart vendors or Maxie without proof. Then the commissioner suggests the mayor call for a truce.

Chapter 27 Analysis

Ironically, the truck drivers are threatening to declare war on the pushcarts when in reality...

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