Dandelion Wine - Pages 129 - 139 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 129 - 139 Summary

Seriously ill, Colonel Freeleigh makes a call to Mexico City. His friend Jorge puts the telephone by an open window. Colonel Freeleigh thrills over the sounds of the city and imagines walking through it like he did as a young man. However, the nurse interrupts and takes the phone away. She tells him it will be gone for good tomorrow as it is making him too excited. The Colonel is devastated. The nurse puts him to bed and hides his wheelchair to prevent him from making another call. Once she is gone, the Colonel staggers to the phone and collapses to the floor with it. He convinces Jorge to hold the receiver out the window one more time. Later, Douglas and his friends enter the house. They creep into the room and see the Colonel on the floor. Douglas takes the phone from the old...

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