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CHAPTER SUMMARY FOR TUCK EVERLASTING BY NATALIE BABBITT


CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE


Summary

Winnie is home once more sitting in her little rocking chair in her bedroom. The Constable had told her parents that she had gone away of her own free will, which made them pause for a moment. However, they soon took her up, bathed her, fed her, and petted her all the while refusing to believe her story. They do realize that she has changed somehow, that part of her had slipped away. She leans her arms on the windowsill and thinks how she has ties to her mother, her father, and her grandmother, but that she has bonds with the Tucks as well. The heat lightening flashes and Winnie thinks about.....


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This chapter is one in which Winnie has truly grown up even at the age of ten. She is now mature enough to understand why we sometimes must kill and......



CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO


Summary

Winnie goes directly to the fence the next morning. It is the hottest day yet and her family is treating her a little like a fragile egg. Leaning against bars of the fence, she thinks of Mae behind bars of her own. Then, lifting her head, she sees the Toad. She asks her grandmother for water, but by the time she returns, it is gone. Her grandmother asks her not stay out too long as Winnie slumps down on the grass and tries to figure out how to help Mae. Miraculously, just......


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There is emphasis in this chapter on the motif of the wheel - August, the hottest month, when people make bad decisions is the apex of the.......


CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE


Summary

It is the longest day of summer, the one where it is too hot to move or even think. Winnie sits in her room and waits, because there is nothing else she can do. She sees that the sky is changing, thickening somehow, and the smell of rain is in the air. It is a welcome thought, but it doesn’t alleviate......


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Just as the coming of the rain will change the terrible heat that holds Treegap in its grip, so the coming of.......

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.


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