The Sky Is Gray - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Ernest J. Gaines
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Chapter 3 Summary

Before she goes to bed early that evening, the boy's mother tells him that they're going to town the next day. The boy remembers that she didn't always go to bed so early, at least not before his Daddy went into the Army. When he wakes up, he sees his mother and his Auntie standing before the fireplace, talking about how much money she has to get them to town. She has $1.50, just barely enough for the bus ride there and back, a tooth extraction, and a small piece of salt pork. The Aunt calls the boy "James," and tells him to get ready. She tells Ty to get up, too. Ty is angry, because he's not going anywhere and doesn't think he should have to get up. Auntie feeds the boys warm bread and syrup. Ty complains about always eating syrup and...

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