Because of Winn-Dixie - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Opal and the Preacher search for Winn-Dixie. She's glad it's raining so the Preacher won't see her crying. They walk past the Dewberry's house, the Herman W. Block Memorial Library, and Gertrude's Pets. They can't find him anywhere.

To pass the time, Opal lists 10 things about Winn-Dixie that she could write on posters to find him. It's the same exercise she did when memorizing the 10 things about her mother.

The Preacher and Opal look for Winn-Dixie for a long time. Finally, the Preacher says they need to get back to the party. It was then that Opal finally tells the Preacher what she has been thinking all along: that he gives up too easily, that he pulls his head inside of his shell, and lets life go on without him. She accuses him of letting her mother run off without trying to make her stay.

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