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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child - Cotton Sack Summary & Analysis

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Cotton Sack Summary

In Cotton Sack, the family travels back to Corcoran to pick cotton. They find work at a labor camp. Papa unfolds the sacks to pick cotton. Francisco is surprised because there are only three sacks. He asks where is his sack? Papa says he is too little. Francisco says last year he picked without a sack. Papa shakes his head no. Papa sews the sacks. Papa folds his cotton sack to use as a pillow. As a nightly ritual, Papa takes aspirins and smokes cigarettes. There is another new baby. This time, it is a girl named Rorra. Rorra sleeps in a crate and the family shares one mattress. It rains hard. Francisco wakes up to see Papa smoking. They cannot pick when the cotton is wet. It is too heavy and throws off the weighing.

Since they cannot pick, Mama...

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