Countdown - Chapters 28 - 31 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Wiles
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In Chapter 28, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman go bowling with friends. Franny is relieved at the normal activity. Uncle Otts watches TV and Drew goes to bed early. Franny takes her dinner to Jo Ellen's room. She calls Gale and accepts her invitation to the party, though she has not asked and does not expect her mother will allow it. Then she takes Jo Ellen's letter and, on a hunch, calls the number under the word “EBENEZER” (273). She hangs up when someone answers, then calls back and asks for Jo Ellen, who comes to the phone. Franny is obviously upset and yells that the family is in crisis while Jo Ellen is “playing around” (275). Jo Ellen promises to be home on Saturday. She says she is working with a group that is “going to do good work in the world,” and says that Mrs...

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