Bags, bottles and bones"" are only a small part of Paul's burgeoning collection of junk It also includes cats, mice and dogs, cans pans and cards; rocks, leaves and stampes etc. His obsession to collect combines with his undiscriminating tastes to cause in the house. When mother and father are evicted by all these sundries, Paul is forced into a . For ten dollars, the professional junkman with a practiced eye schools all the junk and leaves all the valuables which hare immediately transferred to an out. There is humor in Paul's boundless energy and overloaded wagon But like his house, the story is cluttered with detail and somehow unfulfilled by its nding.