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Frank develops typhoid fever and is taken to a Catholic hospital, where for the first time he has adequate food, warmth, and access to limitless books, and the time to read them, giving birth to his life-long love of literature.

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Frankie additionally contracts chronic conjunctivitiswhich does little to improve his looks or perceived, sarcastic demeanor. At the outbreak of World War IImany Limerick men find work at a defence plant in Coventry, Englandleaving their families le ceneri di angela and sending back money to support them.

These good-paying jobs lift many of the McCourts' neighbors out of poverty. Malachy Sr leaves the family behind and secures a defence job. For several weeks, the payments allow le ceneri di angela family to enjoy small luxuries such as candy and visits to the movies.

But soon, the money stops coming and Malachy Sr abandons his family for good.

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Frank and his brothers begin to scavenge the streets for coal or peat turf for fuel. They also steal leftover food from restaurants at the end of the day and grocery deliveries from doorsteps. Eventually, the family le ceneri di angela evicted and homeless. With few options, Angela and her children move in with her bachelor cousin, Laman Griffin.

Laman is a petty tyrant who resents the presence of the children and enjoys degrading them le ceneri di angela Angela.

A preteen Frankie resents this treatment, but puts up with it for his mother and younger brothers. Upon discovering that part of Laman's deal for providing housing is a sexual relationship with Angela, Frankie has a fight with Laman and is thrown out of the house.

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Shortly after, Malachy Jr leaves Laman Griffin's to join the military as a bugle boy. Frankie moves in with his maternal uncle, who was dropped on his head le ceneri di angela a child and now lives in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Frank gets a job as a telegram delivery boy on his 14th birthday and begins to support himself while saving for his passage to America.

The interesting people and situations Frankie meets on his deliveries cause him to grow as a person. Frankie supports his youngest brothers by providing food and respite from Laman Griffin when they come to visit him. Eventually, his brothers ask if they can move in le ceneri di angela him, which he allows, and they are shortly followed by Angela.

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Frankie must now turn over the majority of his wages to his mother as the bread winner of the family, though he still takes on various odd jobs le ceneri di angela earn extra for his ticket to America, such as writing threatening collection letters on behalf of a local moneylender. On his sixteenth birthday, Frank's uncle takes him to the pub to buy him his first beer.


Frank gets drunk and returns home, singing like his father used to. When his mother shames him for drinking the way his father did, Frank hits her, accusing her of being a le ceneri di angela for Laman Griffin, and is immediately ashamed of himself. One day Frank returns to the moneylender's home to find she has died.

Liberated, Frank takes money from her purse and throws her ledger of debtors into the river to free the neighborhood of their debts. The contents of the moneylender's purse give him enough money to return to Le ceneri di angela at the age of nineteen.