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Where in Gary D. Schmidt's book Trouble does Henry's father say to stay away from trouble?

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Gary D. Schmidt's novel Trouble opens with the narrator reflecting on Henry's father frequently reminding his family to stay away from trouble. However, the only time the reader witnesses Mr. Smith saying these words aloud is in the first chapter , during a flashback of a time when Henry had been climbing the black boulders in Salvage Cove when he fell "ten or twelve feet" (p. 5). The narrator continues to relay that, had Henry fallen either a little to the left or right, he would have landed on "stone wedges" or "sharper mussel beds" and would have been seriously injured...

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