Holes - Part 2: Chapters 39, 40, and 41 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 39, 40, and 41 Summary

Stanley and Zero are alive, but Zero is still very sick. Stanley thinks that maybe if he had the shovel and the glass jars that he left down the mountain when he picked up Zero that they could have more water, maybe even a little cleaner water. However, he doesn't have the strength to start out immediately and is afraid that Zero will die while he's gone. Zero begins to talk to Stanley, telling him that he is the one who took Clyde Livingston's tennis shoes. Stanley thinks Zero is delirious and as he drifts off to sleep, Stanley begins to sing the lullaby that his father always sang to him, "If only, if only, the woodpecker sighs....."

The boys are resting right below the giant tower of rock and as Stanley goes to examine it, he finds flowers. Stanley digs up one...

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