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This Boy's Life - Chapter 4, Citizenship in the Home (pgs. 126-130) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Citizenship in the Home (pgs. 126-130) Summary and Analysis

Toby is in seventh grade and growing so quickly he needs a third pair of shoes. Dwight blames him for growing and refuses to let Toby use his paper route money to buy sneakers. Instead, he buys Toby brown loafers that Toby has to use for everything, including basketball. Toby is on the team, because the team just needs bodies.

Rosemary takes Toby to the games at night if she's not working. Norma and Bobby Crow take Toby when Rosemary's working. Toby's games are a good excuse for them to be together. Toby likes going with them, because Bobby gives him advice about how to play basketball even though he was a football player. Toby also loves being with Norma.

Toby first plays in his loafers against Van Horn...

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