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Children of Silence, Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

It is now 1953 and Mrs. Wendall has come to Detroit to live with Loretta and Howard. The old woman is still evil-spirited, yet Jules is kind to her and takes her on the bus to the clinic where they wait for hours for medical attention. Jules is the only one who is concerned that the old woman is terminally ill. The lack of money is pervasive and Jules is almost killed one night on the streets as he ponders the possibility of robbing a store and is shot at by a police officer. Jules eventually makes it home and goes to school the next day where he collapses into an exhausted sleep.

The family moves from one slum neighborhood to another, at the time that Maureen is thirteen and the story switches from Jules' perspective to Maureen's. Maureen tries...

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