Mr. Popper's Penguins - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

Richard and Florence Atwater
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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

Chapter 9: Mr. Popper and Captain Cook walk into the barbershop. The barber is a good friend of Mr. Popper's. The barber is shaving an older gentleman, and Captain Cook becomes entranced by the white shaving cream, likely thinking it is ice or snow. He jumps on the counter to get a better look. The man being shaved looks up and becomes startled, fleeing out into the street. The barber yells at Mr. Popper to "take that thing" out of the shop, having little patience for something that will lose him customers. Mr. Popper quickly carries the penguin outside.

In the back of the barbershop, Captain Cook discovers a stairway leading to a roof, and he can't resist climbing it. Mr. Popper, with leash, reluctantly climbs the stairs behind him. Once Captain Cook reaches the top, he suddenly slides back down, and...

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