Chapters 1- 4
* James's parents are killed by an angry rhinoceros that escapes from the zoo, and he is sent to live with his aunts.
* James' aunts are cruel and beat him to get him to work for them. One day James asks to go to the sea and his aunts refuse.
* James is crying in a bush when an old man gives him a bag with magic beans in them. He wants James to cheer up.
Chapters 5 - 8
* James tries to run and hide the beans from his aunts, but he trips over the peach tree root and spills them all over the ground.
* James tries to pick up the beans, but they wriggle out of his hands and into the soil. James wonders what will happen when bugs encounter the magic beans.
* The aunts come to yell at James for running off when they notice a peach...
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