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Free Study Guide for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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CHAPTER 27: A Happy Fourth

Summary

Crow tells Otis Amber and the others that she was told she was innocent. Ed Plum explains that the coroner determined Sandy McSouthers and Sam Westing both died of a heart attack. Plum then goes on to say he resigns from matters regarding the Westing estate, apologizing to all concerned. Judge Ford asks about a last document from the will, which Plum hands over to her. After Plum leaves, Judge Ford reads that document aloud. The seventeenth part wishes goodbye to the heirs, thanking them for participating in the game. The eighteenth part leaves equal shares of........

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Ed Plum's resignation as executor of the Westing estate and handing over of the final papers to Judge Ford is another subtle reinforcement of the extended family of Westing heirs. Plum is an outsider after all, and the Westing inheritance has now become a strictly family matter best handled by those within the circle. Note also that ........


CHAPTER 28: And Then...

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Turtle Wexler never told anybody the secret. Every Saturday afternoon she visits Julian Eastman, playing chess with him in the library. Along with the other Westing heirs and sobered member of the Good Salvation Soup Kitchen, Turtle attends the wedding of Crow to Otis Amber at Shin Hoo's restaurant: Jake Wexler gives away..........

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Turtle never shares the secret of Julian Eastman's real identity, or even that she meets him every Saturday to play chess. This iron will and gift for deception is very much in keeping with her Uncle Sam, and perhaps a nod to the less admirable qualities that Sam Westing and Turtle Wexler share. Turtle seems to have reached a kind of familial detente with her parents and siste;, however her deception over Julian Eastman and preference for Flora Baumbach's company shows that she has supplanted her actual family with substitute parental figures in Flora and Eastman.

With the Westing game over and the heirs closer in a variety of ways, they can start to leave the actual building yet still........

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