by Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee Chapter 39 Summary
- Maniac stays the night, but sneaks out early in the morning, knowing he can't stay there.
- Eventually, Russell and Piper find him, thrilled that he's has survived the gauntlet of the East End.
- Things are even worse in the McNab house than when he left though: they're actually building the fortress to protect themselves from the East Enders: "Now there was something else in that house, and it smelled worse than garbage and turds" (39.37).
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