The chapter opens with Oskar's father, Thomas, telling him the previously referenced story about a Sixth Borough in New York. Oskar continually interrupts, frustrating his father. Nevertheless, Oskar's father continues the tale.
The Sixth Borough was separated from Manhattan by a thin body of water, the exact width of which was the same as the world's record for the longest jump. Each year, the two neighboring boroughs held a celebration and the symbolic jump was made; "for the few moments that the jumper was in the air, every New Yorker felt capable...
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