The Phantom Tollbooth - Chapter 14, The Dodecahedron Leads the Way Summary & Analysis

Norton Juster
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Chapter 14, The Dodecahedron Leads the Way Summary

As the friends approach Digitopolis, the road divides into three roads. A sign gives the distance to Digitopolis in miles, rods, yards, feet, etc. A strange person with 12 faces approaches and introduces himself as the Dodecahedron. His 12 faces are each different, and he uses them as needed situations arise. He uses a happy face for happy times, a sad face for sad times, and so on. Milo asks which of the three roads they should take to get to Digitopolis, and the Dodecahedron replies with a series of complicated math problems. Tock patiently figures out the first problem, while the Humbug shouts out incorrect answers. Milo feels more and more confused. Tock's answer shows that all three roads are the same length. So, each road is the right (or wrong) way to go.

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