This was one of the first chapters in The House on Mango Street. This was when Esperanza was relatively new to the neighborhood, and this happened to be her first time seeing Rachel, and Lucy. During this time, Rachel and Lucy had just gotten a new bike, and were asking Esperanza if she would like to take turns on it.
A dollar for a kiss?
This was during the time Rafaela's husband would head out every Tuesday to go play dominoes, and leave Rafaela locked up in their apartment by herself. So every Tuesday she would send a couple neighborhood kids, to buy her something sweet to drink.
After Esperanza had lived on Mango for awhile, she decided to visit a fortune teller, Elenita to find out rather or not she would move away from Mango street. Elenita told her that she would soon attend a wedding, but Esperanza still had to find out rather out not she would have a home to herself.
After the girls (Rachel, Lucy, and Esperanza) had gotten their new shoes, as they were walking home, the had ran into a dilemma. A homeless man on the street become attracted to Rachel, in her new high heels, and was demanding a kiss.
This was after Rachel and Lucy's sibling had sadly past away, and family had visited for a viewing. Then after the viewing was over these three women had approached Esperanza, and told her to come back to Mango Street once she is older, and is moved far away.
Now this was during the time Alicia was visiting from Guadalajara. In this part of the chapter, Alicia and Esperanza began taking about were they would like to live, and they were also joking about the mayor fixing mango street.