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The boy is carrying a box of matches. He is near the end of his work day and has not sold many matches. He has eaten nothing but an apple. The boy's name is Mark and he enters a shabby house and tells Mother Watson that he had tried to sell more matches but couldn't. He gives her the money and she finds that he had purchased an apple. She is about to beat him but is stopped by a visitor, Mrs. Flanagan. Mother Watson sends him out to beg and tells him not to return until he has twenty five cents. Mrs. Flanagan feeds him before he leaves.

In Chapter Six, Mark knows that Mother Watson will beat him with a leather strap if he doesn't come home with twenty five cents. He walks in the...

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