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The Glass Castle Part II, Chapter 6

By Jeannette Walls

Part II, Chapter 6

  • The family is still on the road, looking for a home.
  • Then the car door pops open, and Jeannette falls out.
  • Dad keeps driving, leaving Jeannette on the side of the road, her nose bleeding all over. She's in shock, and she has no idea what to do.
  • Jeannette decides to sit and wait, and hope they'll return. Maybe it would be best if they didn't.
  • Dad returns (darn!) and pulls the pebble fragments from Jeannette's bloody face.
  • "You busted your snot locker pretty good" (2.6.20), Dad says.
  • "Snot locker" is the funniest thing Jeanette has ever heard, and she just laughs and laughs, forgetting all about her broken face.