Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Gary D. Schmidt
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Narration describes how, over the next several days, Turner and Lizzie continued to meet on the beach – playing catch, catching clams, just playing and talking. One day, however, while they’re climbing a cliff, Lizzie slips and cuts her head open on a rock. She drifts in and out of consciousness as Turner carries her back to the boat, gets her in, and starts rowing towards Malaga Island. He shouts at her to stay awake as he struggles against the tide, eventually finding it too strong for him and drifting out to sea. Lizzie occasionally regains consciousness enough to give him directions, but soon falls completely silent. Eventually, Turner manages to get into a quiet area of the mainland, where he is surprised and humbled by a whale surfacing alongside the boat. Turner is almost close enough to touch it, and at one point...

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