Chapter 6 Summary

It is the first day of the new school year. Dolores is not happy about returning to school, and she is itchy in her woolen uniform. She thinks about how Jack is leaving for work around the same time she goes to school. She imagines him dropping her off in front of everyone in his sporty MG, to the envy of all lucky enough to see her.

But that morning, Jack had departed earlier than usual. Dolores dejectedly trudges to school. Upon her return home that afternoon, Dolores complains of a stomach ache. Her mother passes it off as eating too much greasy food. Dolores deliberately hurts her mother’s feelings by saying that the next time her mother goes crazy, Dolores will tell her it is due to bad eating habits. Her mother...

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