There Are No Children Here - Study Guide Fall 1987 - Spring 1988, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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At school, Pharoah is approached by a boy called Rickey, who is a year and a half older due to being held back a year. Rickey wants to know if Pharoah's cousin Dede will go out with him. Pharoah is flattered by the request and approaches Dede several times before she agrees. Pharoah and Rickey couldn't be more opposite. Physically, Pharoah is slight and short while Rickey is stocky and tall, making him look older than his years. They live on opposite sides of Damen Avenue, the street that separates the Vice Lords from the Disciples. Pharoah is a studious child and Rickey is an aggressive bully and troublemaker in school. Rickey is Bird Leg's cousin and witnessed his death. He has been full of rage since then, which he takes out on others. Pharoah and Rickey's friendship solidifies when Rickey...

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