The Jade Peony

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chapter 4

2. What do we learn about the quality of houses in Chinatown (Chinaman Special)?

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We learn that the "Chinaman Special" the family moves into has large cracks in the walls, which are stuffed with newspapers. The paint is peeling, the houses was cold, and the family had to chop up crates found in the shed to use for firewood. "Fights,muggings, and knifings" were common in the neighborhood.


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