Downright Dencey - Book III, Chapters 27-38 Summary & Analysis

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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Book III, Chapters 27-38 Summary

Chapter twenty-seven shows how Dencey is bored beyond all measure. Suddenly, Dencey has an idea. While it would be wicked to go downstairs, Dencey feels it is perfectly acceptable to go upstairs into the attic. Dencey spends time going through different trunks and boxes, looking at things she has seen a million times before. Dencey digs through a barrel and comes across a book. Dencey removes the book and reads the title. It is "The Arabian Nights Entertainments". Dencey is thrilled. Dencey spends a long time reading the book and imagining herself in Arabia, immersed in the story. Lydia comes into the attic and scolds Dencey for reading a book that her grandfather claims is wicked. Lydia takes the book from Dencey and says she will burn it. Dencey fights for the book and takes it away...

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