Countdown - Chapters 24 - 27 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Wiles
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In Chapter 24, Franny wants to ask her mother if they should worry, but she knows her mother would deny that there is any danger and Franny does not believe that, so she does not ask. While she is supposed to be taking a bath, Franny looks at Jo Ellen's letter. There are letters and numbers that appear to be a code. She then joins the family for the newscast. Kennedy says the Russians have nuclear capability to strike anywhere in the world but pledges the United States will not back down. Franny and Drew are afraid. Mrs. Chapman is the first to speak, saying she “knew it was inappropriate” for the children to watch (199). Mr. Chapman is called to the military base. Uncle Otts tucks Franny into bed. He says there was a time when he was a child and he was just...

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