The Long Walk - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

Garraty connects with a guy named Scramm, number 85, who interested Garraty because he is married. He says that he had little aptitude for school and dropped out, got a job in a bed sheet factory and married Cathy. She is now pregnant. He simply seems to ignore the fact that he could lose. He says that they have seven hundred dollars in the bank to pay for the delivery and that Cathy's parents are with her, which Garraty takes to mean that they understand more of Scramm's chances than Scramm. While they are talking, a boy falls out, convulsing, is warned three times and then "shot like a dog."

Later in the morning, they encounter two girls, dressed in short shorts and middy tops. Gribble stops, grabs the breasts of one of them, hunches against her and takes the third warning...

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