The Cricket in Times Square - Chapter Eleven: The Jinx Summary & Analysis

George Selden
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Chester, Tucker, and Harry sit in the opening of the drain pipe and watch as Paul battles the fire, dragging out the newspapers that he could save and dousing the rest with water. He calls Papa Bellini to tell him what happened, and then waits for him to arrive before going back to work. Chester jumps back onto his shelf as Paul puts the cups and remnants of the party into the garbage, and then hops into his cage to wait.

The Bellini’s take a taxi and Mama moans when she sees the scorched magazines and papers. Papa Bellini does his best to comfort her. Paul tells them how he heard the alarm clock ringing, and how Chester, Tucker, and Harry had escaped, but hearing the story gives Mama a place to direct her anger. She insists Chester is a...

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