The walls family recently moved to welch there is constant fighting among the streets and in the schools. Brian lori and Maureen get into a lot of fights in school because they keep getting picked on and there trying to stand up for themselves. They live in and old beaten up house thats basically falling apart with no electricity. Theres this kid Ernie Goad who picks on them the most he tells the kids they smell and look like garbage so the walls family fights back doing whatver they can to defend themselves.
people in welch love to fight just another scrap waiting to happen
This is terrible
the kids are annoyed because all the kids at school make fun of them for being poor and that they smell
WE don't even have lights
A bully named ernie who starts fights with them everyday
"You live in garabage cause you are garbage''(walls 165).
the kids build a capulet and launch rocks at ernie and his friends
Were gonna get you ernie
''Sew it Up''(walls 169).
Rex comes home drunk bleeding everywhere and he asks jeanette to stitch his gash
I just can't do that
Jeanette leaves in the morning rex is still sleeping when she comes home he's gone