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This Boy's Life - Chapter 6, The Amen Corner (pgs. 238-252) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, The Amen Corner (pgs. 238-252) Summary and Analysis

Chuck drinks every night and throws his body into objects to hurt himself, but never remembers what he does. Toby cannot drink as much as Chuck, which disappoints Chuck. The boys live in a converted shed near the main house. The Bolger's have a lot of property and lease their old dairy pasture and barn to a neighbor. Mr. Bolger thinks the arrangement will teach the boys responsibility. As soon as the family goes to sleep at 9:30 p.m., the boys steal the car, drive to Veronica's and get drunk. Chuck drives home recklessly and preaches to Toby about his fear of being condemned.

Toby knows Mr. Bolger wants to save him. Toby even considers going to church, but is afraid Chuck will ridicule him if he does. Toby also believes...

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