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Magic or Madness - 'Treetop', 'In the Witch's Kitchen', 'Cemetery' Summary & Analysis

Justine Larbalestier
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'Treetop', 'In the Witch's Kitchen', 'Cemetery' Summary

Esmeralda's neighbor, a boy about Reason's age called Tom, is climbing the fig tree in Esmeralda's back yard. He sees Reason climb out the window into the tree, and then climb up the tree with her eyes closed. He thinks she must have magic, like him. He says hello and introduces himself as the neighbor. He is surprised that she is Esmeralda's granddaughter, since Esmeralda has been a good friend to him but has never mentioned children or grandchildren. He also thinks Esmeralda is too young to have a grandchild. Reason tells him that Esmeralda is forty-two. She tells him about herself, and he says that his mother is insane too, and living at the same special hospital. He does not seem at all surprised by the coincidence.

They go to Tom's house and eat lunch, then...

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