What did John "break down" and do eventually in "The Pigman"?Write around 2 to 3 sentences.

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To Lorraine's surprise, John eventually "break(s) down" and starts buying his own six-packs of beer to bring to Mr. Pignatti's house (Chapter 10).

Delighted at having John and Lorraine's companionship after months of loneliness since his beloved wife's death, the Pigman insists on providing the two teenagers with whatever they want.  He introduces John to the marvelous possiblities of buying on credit, and takes both John and Lorraine on a shopping spree in the city.  Neither John nor Lorraine enjoy a very good relationship with their parents, and for awhile, the feeling of having someone buy them "stuff" - things they "just liked and didn't need and didn't even ask for" is a wonderful new experience (Chapter 8).  When the two young people begin to visit the Pigman regularly, he tells them "Please don't bring anything...just let me know what you want, and I'll get it for you".  Lorraine feels funny "mooching" off the Pigman and tries to bring "things like potato chips and pretzels" anyway, but John takes full advantage of Mr. Pignatti's generosity.  Eventually, though, his basic decency kicks in, and he "break(s) down" and at least begins to contribute by supplying his own beer (Chapter 10).