Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Gary D. Schmidt
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As the weather turns colder and the light from the moon becomes more brittle and silvery, Turner continues the routine of playing for Mrs. Cobb. Sometimes Lizzie is there, sometimes she isn’t: either way, Mrs. Cobb repeatedly urges them to remember her last words, as she seems to be becoming more and more frail. One night, when Lizzie is present, Mrs. Cobb actually seems to die, her last words (seemingly chosen carefully) referring to a Bible verse. Bickering between Lizzie and Turner over what exactly she said, however, seems to wake her up: she hadn’t died after all, and because she’s thirsty, she asks for a ginger ale. Lizzie and Turner go and fetch it for her, but when they come back, she truly is dead. They dutifully write down her last words, but Turner suggests that he might actually tell...

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