"they hadn't exactly fallen from the sky, he had just walked out from under the freeway overpass when the shoes hit him on the head" p.24
"im teaching him to read and write" "its sort of a trade. The holes are getting dug so what does it matter who digs it?"
"It causes him stress" Said Mr.Pendanski. I know you mean well Stanley but face it, Zeros to stupid to learn how to read. That's what makes his blood boil. Not the hot sun" " Mr.Pendanski handed him a shovel. "Its all youll ever be good for." Zero took the shovel and swang it like a baseball bat. The metal balde smashed against mr. Pendanskis face." P.139
Later on he goes to Camp Green Lake. He ends up being thankful for those shoes hitting him.
"Thank you" said the warden "You boys have been a big help"
Stanley got caught and isn't allowed to teach zero anymore
"The warden looked from squid stanley to zero" P.137
"We did it" Said Stanley
The bad luck is that Mr.Pendanski is making fun of Zero. The good luck is that Zero hit Mr.Pendanski over the face to get him to stop making fun of him. Then running away to avoid consequences
"It was enough for stanley to buy his family a new house with a private labratory in the basement and hector to hire a team of private investigators." P.230
The bad luck is when Stanley drove Mr.Sirs car into a hole but the good luck is that he managed to get to his feet and runway
"He managed to get to his feet. He was sore but didn't think he had broken any bones.He glanced at Mr.Sir who remained where he was staring at Stanley." P.147
The warden found them but then later on Stanleys name was on the box and and he was rich and got to go home.
''You did it!" Said Zero
"He gathered his remaining strength and and tried to pull himself up and out of the hole. Suddenly a bright light was shinning in their faces..." P.202-203
Going to Camp Green Lake eventually made him and his family rich