How many times the family has moved
What it would be like to be an only child
What it would be like to have a different parents
All of the above
The dog ate it and got sick in the car.
It was crushed after Jeannette falls out of the car.
Her sister ate it when she fell asleep.
Her mother threw it away when Jeannette didn't say, "Thank you."
Dad could get a job dealing cards
Mom could get a job working in one of the hotels
Meet the grandparents for a mini vacation
Dad could earn money for the prospector.
Drinking too much
His lewd and obnoxious comments
Having a system (counting cards)
For the money he stole from the dealer
They ran out of money
It caught on fire
Mom caught dad flirting with a cocktail waitress
After the kids trashed the room
Has a secret stash of money
Discusses leaving her husband
Has a life threatening disease
And goes hunting for demons
Threatens Jeannette to go back to bed.
Throws it into the wall with a "Thwack!"
And places it underneath Jeannette's pillow to make her feel safe.
God and the Bible
A handmade sock puppet
Pieces of chalk from the mine
A star in the constellation
A story he recorded on tape
How much money mom spent at the grocery store
How filthy the children were
Enrolling the kids into the local school
How long she carried her children during pregnancy
With a knife
With his car
With a locked gate
She is jumped by a group of girls
She is locked into the bathroom and could not get out
She is sent to detention for her dirty clothes
She is ridiculed for her accent
Dad pulls over and gets rid of half the furniture (weighed too much) on the side of the road.
The doors fly open and the kids must hang on so that they don't fall out.
The prospector is left behind inadvertently.
The kids fall asleep while their parents stop to go to a bar until 2 AM
A routine for chores
Wallpaper to brighten up the inside of the house.
The local fishery
A barite mine
The local bar
A restaurant washing dishes
Look up words in the dictionary
Write letters to the publishers of the dictionaries if they didn't agree with the definitions
All of the above