Rule of the Bone - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

Chapter 7 - The Bone Rules

The boys use the rest of the money to buy bus tickets to Keene, where Russ's aunt and uncle are caretakers for the summerhouse of a rich family who rarely used it. The boys sneak into Keene and break into the house, finding it empty. The boys begin squatting in the house, living off the non-perishables in the pantry and slowly wrecking the house. On the first night, while searching the house for pot, Chappie finds a handgun, which he conceals from Russ. They keep the lights off in the evenings, and the blinds in the front windows closed. Russ's uncle drives by a couple of times a week, but never gets out and checks in the house. As spring passes into summer, the house becomes messier, and the boys, with only one static-filled television channel...

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