The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapter 11, Dischord and Dynne Summary & Analysis

Norton Juster
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Chapter 11, Dischord and Dynne Summary

Milo wakes alone the next morning at 5:22, just in time to wake Chroma for the sunrise. Milo thinks it would be wonderful to begin to conduct the orchestra himself, just to surprise everyone and just for a few minutes. Milo stands on the conductor's podium and crooks a finger at the orchestra. In response, a single piccolo plays a single ray of sunshine into the air. Milo continues and so does the color. When Milo tries to stop in order to wake Chroma, the orchestra plays on, and the colors become more and more vivid and out of place. Flowers become black, rocks become chartreuse, and Tock looks ultramarine. The musicians begin to play faster, and time begins to move faster, until a whole week has passed in what seems like a few minutes. Milo drops his hands in despair, and...

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