Rumble Fish - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Rusty-James makes it to school by one o'clock, but he is sent to Mr. Harrigan, the guidance counselor, who expels him. He shuffles papers as if Rusty-James is wasting his time, but Rusty-James thinks if they would quit sending him in there, he would not have to waste Mr. Harrigan's time. Mr. Harrigan reads off a long list of Rusty-James' offenses: fighting, swearing, smoking, sassing teachers, and cutting classes. He says he is being sent to Cleveland High, where they know how to handle kids like Rusty-James.

Cleveland is Biff's school, and Rusty-James knows if he goes there, he is a dead man. Since the fight, he and Biff have left each other alone, but he would need a machine gun and eyes in the back of his head to survive going into Biff's home turf. Mr. Harrigan tells him he ought to give some thought to...

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