The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel - Popcorn Corners Summary & Analysis

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Popcorn Corners Summary

Edgar wants to be away from home and from Claude as much as possible, so he takes to riding his bike down to Popcorn Corners, a very small, local hamlet. Edgar and Ida, who owns the store, are acquainted. He buys bottles of saccharine, syrup, and corn oil. Ida reminds Edgar that his father was a very good man.

This brings about an intense desire by Edgar to recall memories of his father. He is preoccupied by these thoughts, and accidentally spills a bag of dog food all over the ground.

Popcorn Corners Analysis

An experience with Ida Paine compels Edgar to recall memories of his father. Edgar doesn't want to forget his father, whom Ida referred to as a good man.

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