Flashcards in Angela's Ashes Chapter 12 Deck (42):
What does Malachy say in his christmas letter?
he says that he is a changed man and he is bringing everyone home something.
What happens when Frankie and Angela wait for Malachy?
they are brought up to the signal tower.
How does the signal man act toward them?
He is very kind, offers Angela a sandwich, and gives Frankie a cup of hot cocoa.
What happens when the people on the last train beginning coming out?
Malachy is nowhere to be found
What does Frankie say when they dont see Malachy?
Frankie says that he is not coming and that he is drunk in England.
What does Malachy look like when he comes in the door the next morning?
he has lost his front teeth and has a bruised eye from a fight
What does Malachy bring his family?
a box of chocolates with half of them missing
What is Malachy's excuse for not bringing money home?
there was a shortage of jobs
What do all the kids say about the money?
they say that Malachy drank it all
What does Malachy offer to only have for Christmas?
the sheep's eyes from the sheep head
What does Malachy do when he finishes the eyes?
he gets his suitcase and prepares to leave
Where is Malachy going?
What does Malachy promise to do and how does Angela react?
malachy promises to send money and letters and angela gets sad because she knows it wont happen?
what happens when she gives the boys chocolate?
Frankie gets a nut in his chocolate and Malachy jr and michael get mad because they wanted it
What does Angela say the nut is good for and how do the younger boys react?
Angela says it is good for Frankie's sight and the younger boys say they would give him their nut.
What is daily life like now at their household?
they have to wash themselves in the basin in "Ireland" and dry themselves with a damp shirt. Then they have to wear stockings that have holes in them and hope that they can dry from the rain for the next day. They fight over cardboard and paper to block the holes in their shoes
What do the boys try to avoid going to school?
they try to avoid the kids that go to rich kid schools
What do the boys know their role is in the future?
they know their role will be working for England while the girls of their class will be working for the rich people cleaning their house
How does Angela react to people less fortunate?
she gives them food and shelter from what they have
What does michael do that aggrivates the family?
he brings home stray dogs and old men that are in need
What happened when a dog died when he brought it home?
he cried for so long and he dug a grave for it
What does Frankie enjoy doing by Mrs Purcell's house?
he enjoys sitting outside and listening to the radio
What goes through Frankie's head as he goes through the dial on the radio in Mrs Purcell's?
he is dreaming about the different sounds that he is hearing
What does the rent man say to Angela?
he says that if she does not pay money in a week then they will be evicted
What did they begin to use as tinder?
they started to use boards from the wall
What does Frankie do after his mother told him not to touch the beams?
he tried to cut the beams causing debris to fall on his mom's bed
What happens when the rent guy comes in because Grandma told him to get the house fixed?
He comes in claiming there was another room and another wall that "mysteriously disappeared".
What wall was he talking about?
the wall that they used for tinder
What happens when the rent man hears this?
he evicts them and says they must be gone in one week.
Where does the family probably go to stay?
Their cousin Gerard's
What does Gerard (laman) say when Grandma tells him the situation?
He agrees to let them stay and he will stay in the loft
What does Alphie do when they leave the lane?
he starts to bang on a pot with a spoon
What doess Frankie say he is too old for while he is in Gerard's house?
What do Frankie and the boys want to do when they wake up in the morning?
they want to go and explore the house and yard
What did Laman used to be?
an officer in the Royal Army
What does Frankie do all the time that he found in the house?
he reads the encyclopedia so he can know everything about everything
What does Laman do alot?
he sleeps and drinks
What does Laman make Angela do?
he makes her clean the chamber pot and send the boys on his errands./
What does the librarian say about Laman?
she says that he is a genius
What happened to Grandma?
she got pneumonia from the night they moved?
what happened to her oldest son?
he died in England with the consumption