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It - Part Three, Grownups: Chapter 12, Three Uninvited Guests Summary & Analysis

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Part Three, Grownups: Chapter 12, Three Uninvited Guests Summary

Henry Bowers is in Juniper Hill, a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Henry has been incarcerated since that summer of 1958 for the murder of his father and the murders of his two friends and several of the other children who died that summer. Henry began to hear a voice from the moon the same day Mike called his friends back to Derry. The voice tells Henry he must return to Derry and kill the members of the Losers Club. Henry does not know how to get out of the facility, until Victor Criss appears under his bed and helps him.

Kay was home alone when Tom broke in. Tom beat her horribly, asking repeatedly where Beverly was. Kay refused to tell until Tom threatened to cut her face. Kay could not allow him to disfigure her, so she told him where Beverly went. Now, Kay wants to warn Beverly before Tom can show up, so she spends the day calling all the hotels in Derry. When Kay finally finds Beverly's hotel, Beverly is not in.

Audra, Bill's wife, has decided she wants to be with Bill. Her director tries to talk her out of it, and Audra even spends a night thinking it over, but still decides she wants to be with Bill. Audra makes flight arrangements and arrives in Boston the following night, arriving just before Tom. Audra rents the last car left, leaving Tom forced to buy a car from some kid who was advertising it in the newspaper. When they arrive in Derry, Tom and Audra end up staying at adjacent hotels with their cars parked nose to nose in the parking lot.

Part Three, Grownups: Chapter 12, Three Uninvited Guests Analysis

The reader already knows that Henry Bowers is the town bully who tortured each of the members of the Losers Club. The fact that Henry is in a mental institute for killing nearly a half dozen people should not surprise the reader, but perhaps suggests that Henry's mental faculties are not good and that he might be a danger to the main characters. This is further underscored when Henry claims to be able to hear the moon talking to him, instructing him to return to Derry and kill the members of the Losers Club. The reader's tension increases when Henry finds a way to get out with the help of one of his murdered friends.

Kay has taken a terrible beating at the hands of Beverly's husband. Despite Kay's assertions that women are strong and do not have to take this sort of treatment, Kay ironically caves in to Tom's demands and then refuses to call the police because of her fear that he might return. Kay is afraid that Tom will kill her or, worse, disfigure her. Kay does do the right thing by trying to warn Beverly, but the damage is already done as Tom is on his way to Derry.

Tom heads to Derry and is forced to buy a car in order to drive into town, where he finds himself parked nose to nose with Bill's wife even though he does not know who she is. However, the reader might find this interesting as these two characters might serve as pawns of some sort later in the novel when the creature Bill and his friends are there to stop learns of their presence.

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