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This Boy's Life - Chapter 5, Citizenship in the School (pgs. 200-214) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Citizenship in the School (pgs. 200-214) Summary and Analysis

Toby decides not to submit Geoffrey's story about an American who murders a prostitute to his English teacher as his own story. He knows she will not believe him. Geoffrey writes regularly, but his letters are no longer stiff. He is honest with Toby and writes to him like a brother. Geoffrey tells Toby his dad has moved to California, is getting divorced and is working as an engineer, the first real job he has had in years. For the first time in six years, Toby understands that Geoffrey really wants to see him.

One afternoon, while Pearl and Toby are eating sandwiches, Dwight comes in, takes a mustard bottle out of the trash and shoves it in Toby's face. Dwight is upset as there are a few specs...

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