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Part II, Chapter 9
- Remember that job Dad had in the mine? He's already lost it.
- So for Christmas, Dad decides to give Jeannette a star. All she has to do is look up into the sky and claim the one she wants.
- Jeannette claims Venus.
- "What the hell," Dad says. "It's Christmas. You can have a planet if you want" (2.9.15). He's a real-life Santa Claus.
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