House on Mango Street

Describe the house that the young girl dreamed of owning?

Beginning of the book.

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"Our house would have running water and pipes that worked.

And inside it would have real stairs, not hallway stairs, but stairs inside like

the houses on T.V. And we’d have a basement and at least three

washrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn’t have to tell everybody.

Our house would be white with trees around it, a great big yard and grass

growing without a fence. This was the house Papa talked about when he

held a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up in the stories

she told us before we went to bed." (chapter 1)