How does Zero survive out on the lake?

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At the end of chapter 30, the Warden and Mr. Pendanski learn that Zero occasionally digs holes for Stanley in exchange for learning how to read and write. After testing Zero's knowledge of letter sounds, the Warden states that she does not want "anyone digging anyone else's hole." She also forbids reading lessons. Zero is adamant that he will not dig another hole. He hits Mr. Pendanski across the face with...

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