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forty-seven days before
- The Colonel unexpectedly shows up and invites Alaska and Miles to his house for Thanksgiving. Since the Eagle gives permission, the three friends speed away in the Colonel's car.
- After a tour of the trailer and the trailer park in which the Colonel and his mom live, the Colonel explains that's why he dislikes rich people so much.
- Miles realizes that the Colonel isn't embarrassed of his mom, just worried that Miles and Alaska will behave in a condescending way—which they, of course, do not.
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