Chapter 6 in Paul Zindel's The Pigman is when John and Lorraine meet Mr. Pignati at the Baron Park Zoo. Lorraine doesn't like zoos anyway because she can't stand seeing the animals locked up and being treated poorly; so, she's nervous to start with. She's also a little bit superstitious because she takes a few circumstantial events as omens that the day will end badly. The first event that Lorraine takes as a bad omen is the fact that the lady selling peanuts was rude when she didn't need to be.
"I mean, that's how antagonistic she was. A real devoted antagonist. You could tell she hated kids" (58).
The next bad omen is when Lorraine is attacked by a peacock. She explains by saying the following:
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