Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! - Chapters 45, 46, and 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 45, 46, and 47 Summary

Wilbur has been regaled as a millionaire, pediatrician, senator, and president but never did it mean as much as when he was welcomed by the Daffodils in Indianapolis. They put on parades and feasts for Wilbur and Carlos. Wilbur changes Captain O'Hare's middle name to Daffodil at his request. They attend a family meeting and an 11-year old girl named Dorothy is picked from a drawing to act as chairperson. The family votes on several motions, the most pressing of which is the need for four Daffodil replacements in the King of Michigan's army. A blacksmith eagerly volunteers, though he is chastised for acting as if war is fun. The main reason the blacksmith is not allowed to go to war is that he has three illegitimate children and two more on the way; the family is making sure he does...

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