Rubyfruit Jungle - Part 1, Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Ed, Leroy and Ted’s father, comes home one day cut up from a knife fight. He has huge holes in his skin and is bleeding everywhere. Jennifer, his wife, asks him what happened and he tells her he got into a fight with a man named Layton who had been boasting about his son. After telling Ed his son got into West point, he went on to say Ed’s kids could never get in to a school like that. At that, Ed grew furious and the two men began fighting. Jennifer, who is pregnant with another baby, looks old to Molly. When Carl, Molly’s father comes home, they all gather to eat stew. Molly fights for a seat next to her “father”. A few weeks later, Jennifer has the baby, but it only lives for two days. Molly overhears Ed talking...

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