The Human Comedy - Chapters 13 through 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13 through 16 Summary

In "The Trap, My God, the Trap!", the curious Ulysses accidentally gets caught in a new trap being demonstrated for the hermit-ish Big Chris by shop owner Mr. Covington. Young newsboy Auggie by fetches Homer, who angrily insists that his brother be gotten out right away. Over the objections of the business-conscious Mr. Covington, Big Chris uses brute strength to set Ulysses free. Meanwhile, Homer asks Ulysses if he wants anything, and Ulysses answers that he wants his father or Marcus. Big Chris eventually breaks the trap and releases Ulysses. Mr. Covington insists that someone pay for the trap. Big Chris gives him twenty dollars and goes. Homer, meanwhile, hurries over to the telegraph office - the encounter at the store has made him late for work. Mr. Spangler forgives him and sets him off delivering telegrams right away. Mr. Spangler...

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