From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

After leaving Grand Central Station, Jamie makes his first decision as treasurer. He decides that he and Claudia are going to walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art even if it is 80 blocks away; Claudia wants to take a taxi or even a bus but Jamie stands firm about saving money. Claudia relents.

Just before entering the Museum, Claudia explains her plan to Jamie; they'll enter the museum through the front door, walk around for a while, exit the Museum through the same front door, and re-enter it through the Children's Museum door in the back. After entering the museum, they must leave their book bags and instrument cases up front, but Jamie keeps his jacket with him in order to muffle the sound of his $24.43 rattle.

As the day wears on, Jamie and Claudia scout out a good place to hide for...

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