The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapter 2, Beyond Expectations Summary & Analysis

Norton Juster
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Chapter 2, Beyond Expectations Summary

Suddenly and surprisingly, Milo finds himself driving along a highway in an unfamiliar land. His first destination is called Expectations, where Milo meets the Whether Man. A happy, talkative man, the Whether Man explains to Milo that Expectations is where you have to go before you go anywhere else. Some people, the Whether Man explains, never get beyond Expectations, but anyone who is going anywhere must go through Expectations first. Milo is confused by the peculiar little man and tells him that he will find his own way from there. The Whether Man compliments Milo on his decision, since he (the Whether Man) is never able to make one himself.

Milo drives on past Expectations and soon falls to daydreaming. He is not paying attention to where the road is going, and he soon makes a wrong turn. Mile after mile, Milo becomes...

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