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This Boy's Life - Chapter 5, Citizenship in the School (pgs. 192-199) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Citizenship in the School (pgs. 192-199) Summary and Analysis

After six years of no contact, Toby's brother writes him a letter from Princeton and sends him a Princeton sweatshirt. Toby wears the sweatshirt everywhere and tries to adopt the phrases used in the letter. His mother is always campaigning for Senator Jackson and John F. Kennedy, because they are hopeful. Dwight hates Kennedy and hates that Rosemary is always gone. He takes this out on Toby, so Toby is constantly looking over his shoulder.

Toby decides to steel checks from a bank and run away to Princeton. He plans to do this at the annual Order of the Arrow Scout honor society meeting in Bellingham. As soon as Toby gets to Bellingham, he leaves the other Scouts, changes his clothes, puts on his horn-rimmed glasses and assumes the...

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