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This Boy's Life - Chapter 4, Citizenship in the Home (pgs. 95-106) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Citizenship in the Home (pgs. 95-106) Summary and Analysis

Dwight points out all of Toby's flaws, especially when he is drinking Old Crow. Dwight tries to keep Toby busy and signs him up for an after school paper route and makes him husk horse chestnuts. This job turns Toby's fingers orange and stinky, which causes him to be made fun of at school. Dwight makes Toby do this in the entryway to the house so everyone sees him. Dwight does this to break Toby's pride. Skipper nods at Tony when he walks through, and Nora half heartedly offers to help. Dwight designates Pearl as Toby's keeper, and she checks in on Toby sometimes 20 times a night. Then, Dwight tells Toby what a good family they will be someday.

Dwight takes the $50-$60 a month Toby makes from his...

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