The Cricket in Times Square - Chapter Twelve: Mr Smedley Summary & Analysis

George Selden
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Tucker, Harry, and Chester talk about the turn of events. While Tucker is sure that there is money to be made from Chester’s chirping, he isn't sure how to go about it. One thing he does know is that human beings are more likely to want to hear songs that they have created themselves instead of original compositions by Chester, so they begin his training that night, listening to the radio. By the end of the first evening, he’d learned three symphony movements; a solo violin concerto, half a dozen songs from musical comedies, and four hymns that he heard on a late night religious program.

The next day is Sunday and the Bellini family comes to work to see if Chester will sing again. Mario gives him breakfast and he eats slowly before stretching and then launching into...

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