The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Chapter 10, Tangled Up in God's Beard Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 10, Tangled Up in God's Beard Summary

Outside of Toledo, Ohio, the Watsons pull into a rest stop and eat some food from the cooler. The boys find that the bathrooms are outhouses, not real toilets, and they go to the bathroom in the woods instead. The water Momma pumps to make Kool-Aid also tastes funny to them. Momma tells By that Grandma Sands also has an outhouse instead of a toilet. Grandma Sands thinks it's better than having a toilet inside the house. By is horrified when his father tells him about using a Sears catalog as toilet paper and takes some toilet paper from the rest stop to bring with him to Birmingham.

Once the family leaves the rest stop, Joey is the first to fall asleep, stretched out between By and Kenny, who argue about who gets...

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