Tortilla Flat - Chapters 12-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 12-14 Summary

Every day, the Pirate comes home, stows his equipment, entrusts his quarter to Danny, and the paisanos solemnly witness its deposit in the bag that is the center of their friendship, trust, and fraternity. After a shipwreck, they all comb the beach for objects to sell and return home after netting five dollars and buying wine. Pirate goes to put a quarter in his bag and finds the bag missing. Joe arrives home shortly after that, drunk and carrying a gallon of wine. The other men attack him and he tells them where the bag is hidden. They rough him up rather badly and make small cuts on his back and rub salt in them to teach him not to steal. They clean Joe up and put him in bed, giving him glasses of wine in a flood of pity and...

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