Downright Dencey - Book III, Chapters 20-26 Summary & Analysis

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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Book III, Chapters 20-26 Summary

In chapter twenty, a silent war is going on between Sammie and Injun Jill. "The looks which Injun Jill was casting over toward Sammie Jetsam were effectually killing any tenderness or trust which might be in the boy's character" (Chap. 20, p. 113). Injun Jill is still angry that Sammie is hiding the book from her. It has become a quest for Injun Jill to find and steal the book.

Injun Jill tells Sammie that it does not matter where he goes, Injun Jill can find him and the book. Injun Jill is intent on keeping Sammie down and also has fear because she can see Sammie is changing in many ways. "'Awful smard hidin' fro' Indion Jeel,' she murmured in the Nantucket Indian jargon he knew so well. 'Go many blaces but Indion Jeel knoweth all blaces...

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