In A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck, why does Effie Wilcox have to use Grandma's privy?

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In Chapter Two, Effie Wilcox has to use Grandma's privy because her own has been destroyed by the Cowgill brothers.

Accordingly, the morning after the Cowgill brothers blow up Grandma's mailbox, Effie Wilcox shows up at Grandma's front door. She requests to use the privy but initially shies away from telling Grandma why she has to do so. Too self-conscious to tell Grandma the truth in front of Mary Alice and...

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