There Are No Children Here - Study Guide Fall 1988-Winter 1989, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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To make some spending money, Lafeyette, Pharoah and their friends often go to the Chicago Blackhawk and Bulls games and offer to protect parked cars for game attendees. They are often shooed away by the police but sometimes get lucky enough to get donated tickets to the game. Even if the get free tickets, the attendants don't always let them into the game, saying no neighborhood kids are allowed. One late afternoon in December, Lafeyette and Pharoah decide to go to the Blackhawks game to make some cash. Pharoah refuses to wear his "starter" jacket, a nylon jacket with the sports team logo, because kids have been stealing them and several boys have been murdered for their jackets. Instead he wears a black polyester coat. Pharoah takes the job protecting cars very seriously. One time, he only periodically checked on a...

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