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This Boy's Life - Chapter 1, Fortune (pgs. 29-33) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Fortune (pgs. 29-33) Summary and Analysis

Roy asks Toby what he would think of having a little brother. The question shocks Toby, who doesn't like this idea at all. He doesn't say why, but it becomes clear it's the "starting a family" that throws Toby off. When Roy tells Toby that they already are a family as they have fun together, Toby relaxes a little. Roy suggests the kid be called Bill and tells Toby he can teach him all kinds of things.

The next morning, Roy leaves for a camping trip. When Toby gets home from school, his mother is packing their clothes. Toby does not need to see the suitcases to know they are moving again. His mother's movements and tone of voice give it away. Toby's mother believes Toby when he says that Archery Club has been canceled...

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