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The Child in Time - Chapters 6 and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

In chapter six, the "Authorized Child-Care Handbook," which is supposedly the work of the government committee of which Stephen is a part, notes that it is perfectly acceptable to bribe a child into good behavior. The excerpt notes that society is successful because people know that there are rewards to good behavior and hard work, and that there no reason that a child should not hold rewards as a reason for good behavior.

As time passes, Stephen begins to think about Kate's upcoming birthday. While he thinks it to be a foolish exercise, he eventually buys a roll of wrapping paper. He goes through the toy aisle, planning only to look at what he would buy if he were truly shopping for Kate's birthday, but sees items that he wants to buy for her and gives into the temptation. He is...

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