Chapter 9 Summary

After her adventure with the snake, Lucky goes to Short Sammy’s water tank house to see what he is doing with this month’s Government Surplus food. Short Sammy always likes to make up new recipes, and they almost always involve bacon grease. His house used to be the town’s water tank until it got too full of leaks. He has cut four windows and a crooked door into the structure. Lucky likes the house because it does not have the “straightness and squareness and corners” of a normal home, and because it is all one room. Sammy has a bed, a stove for cooking in winter, and a table with a few chairs. On the wall, he has nails with his clothes and cowboy hats hanging on them, as well as a single photo. The picture is of his dog,...

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