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The Phantom Tollbooth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9, It's All in How You Look at Things Summary

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Chapter 9, It's All in How You Look at Things Summary

Milo, Tock and the Humbug leave Dictionopolis and soon are driving through open and beautiful country. They pass a sign that says, "THIS IS THE SCENIC ROUTE: STRAIGHT AHEAD TO POINT OF VIEW." They stop, as the road comes to a gorgeous lookout. Milo says the view is beautiful, and a voice answers that it's all in how you look at things. Milo finds himself facing a person suspended in mid-air, whose feet are nearly level with Milo's eyes.

The boy tells Milo that if a person likes deserts, then this view might not be beautiful. Milo asks how the boy got up in the air, and the boy explains that everyone in his family grows this way. They are born with their heads at the height they will be when...

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