Riddley Walker - Chapter 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11. In Chapter 11, Riddley describes taking off for Widders Dump with the work crew in the rain. Fister Crunchman is the only one amongst the group that does not view Riddley as bad luck and refuses the others' suggestions to leave Riddley behind. The crew doesn't see any dogs on the way to the site, but Riddley can feel the yellow eyes of the pack leader in his mind.

During the dig this day, the crew recovers the bodies of children from a long time ago. Riddley reaches down and finds a figure like that of the Eusa show, with a wooden head and hands. The puppet has gone black and the show man's hand is still inside of it. Riddley describes the figure as "crookit," with a hump on its back and a hooked nose and a little pointy hat (Chapter 11, p. 60). Belnot Phist...

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