The Ginger Man - Study Guide Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 11, Dangerfield stops at a pub to calm his embarrassment over his open fly. When he arrives home, Marion is angry at his drinking and threatens to leave. She tells him she's written his father, complaining about him. Dangerfield is furious, telling Marion she's gotten him disinherited. He smashes a lamp and raves at her, threatening to strangle her. To calm himself, he cooks a sheep's head. He goes out to get some butter and has a few more drinks. Since the grocer doesn't know how much two ounces is, Dangerfield has to ask for a half of a quarter pound of butter.

When Dangerfield returns home, he gives Marion the clear broth from the pot with some bread and butter. To excuse his earlier rage, he explains that he left his fly open on the train. Wishing he could get out of his...

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