The Cricket in Times Square - Chapter Six: Sai Fong Summary & Analysis

George Selden
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Summary

Chester enjoys the subway trip downtown. The buildings near Chinatown are smaller and Mario walks up and down the streets looking for a cricket cage. He finally finds a shop open and the owner, Sai Fong, takes Mario inside when he learns what Mario wants. Sai Fong finds Mario a beautiful seven-tiered pagoda, and Mario thinks that it looks very expensive. Sai Fong tells Mario the story of the first cricket and Chester chirps once when he is done. Convinced the cricket understood the story, Sai Fong offers the cage to Mario for just fifteen cents.

Analysis

Chester is curious and wants to take in as much of New York as he can. On the subway, Mario is considerate of the small size of his pet, and holds Chester up so that he can see out the window. Chester notices the...

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