James and the Giant Peach - Chapters 17 - 20 Summary & Analysis

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When the peach first began rolling down the hill, James and the insects were overcome with giddiness and laughter, but now that the peach is picking up speed, the scene inside the pit is complete chaos as the insects tumble over each other, tangle in each others' legs, slamming into the ceiling, the beds, and all forty-two pairs of Centipede's boots. When the peach bumps over the two aunts, however, the insects stop their moaning long enough to cheer in victory before going back to shrieking and crying out in pain. When it finished, and the peach finally comes to rest, everyone disentangles themselves and tries to figure out where they are. Ladybug insists that they are bobbing up and down, but everyone else insists that she's still feeling funny from the tumble.

The insects decide to climb out of the peach to...

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