The Cricket in Times Square - Chapter Nine: The Chinese Dinner Summary & Analysis

George Selden
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One afternoon, Mario cleans up Chester’s cage and takes him to Chinatown to visit Sai Fong. The shop is closed when he arrives just before seven, but when he knocks on the door, Sai Fong opens it. An old Chinese man is sitting by the window and when Mario enters, he stands and bows. Mario bows back and Sai Fong tells the man that he is the cricket boy. The old man bows solemnly to Chester who bows back and chirps politely.

Sai Fong asks Mario if he likes Chinese food and when he admits he does, the old man disappears. Minutes later, he comes back with two robes, helping Mario put one on and donning the other himself. Mario is invited to sit down. Before long, he begins to eat all kinds of Chinese food dishes beginning with...

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