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Tales of Ordinary Madness Chapter Summary & Analysis - A .45 to Pay the Rent Summary

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A .45 to Pay the Rent Summary

Duke and his four-year-old daughter Lala shop for groceries. Lala is an outgoing child and asks her father many questions about the products in the store. Duke tries to answer as best he can, likening the sun to an avocado. Lala fills the cart and the two of them go home. On the way, they pretend that Lala is the mother and Duke is the baby, and Duke explains to her that he must work at nights so that nobody can see him.

At home, Duke's wife Mag scolds him for allowing Lala to pick the groceries, then asks him not to go out tonight. She begs him to get a normal, legal job, and Duke loses his temper. He yells that every job is like a crime and he is a prisoner to his own criminal record. He...

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