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Chapter 9 - School Days

I-man is a Jamaican with a temporary permit to work in the states who has run away from the work farm because the food served to the workers was making him sick and was against his Rastafarian religion. He takes the children in and starts to teach them about the Rastafarian religion. I-man has converted the school bus into a greenhouse for seedlings, which he has grown most of the spring. In the first few weeks, Chappie and Froggy help him transplant the seedlings. They panhandle at the nearby shopping center and scavenge expired food from the bins, but most of their food comes from I-man's garden. I-man teaches Chappie about moderating his use of marijuana to promote spiritual enlightenment rather than abusing it to deaden his senses, and I-man's strict vegetarianism coupled with hard work in the garden begins to...

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