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Copy of Short Story 'In the Rubbish Tin'

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Meryl Howell

on 6 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Short Story 'In the Rubbish Tin'

In the Rubbish Tin
Characters
Phillipa
Chubby
Ruth
Rolf
Ideas
Alone
Young
Imaginative
Hopeful
Underfed
Locked out
In the rain
In the rubbish tin
The message
surface
Deeper meaning
Little girl neglected gets stuck in rubbish tin
Children copy what adults do
Neglecting children is making them worthless like rubbish
Birthday
Evidence
"She leaned over and punched Chubby in the eye. 'There Chubby. That's what you get. Just like what Dad does.' "
". . . it was not until Phillipa was in the Home . . . that she learned to feed Chubby every day."
"A lady in the Home had read her stories about a magic princess."
"We'll get in our hidey-place."
"You know what Chubby. You and me will be like Mum and Dad."
"Phillipa was stuck in the rubbish tin. . . 'Help' , she called. But no one could hear her."
"It's the brats birthday, said Ruth. . . I never bought her a present. We can't afford them. She swallowed the last pill."
Chubby
Phillipa
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