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The Shining - 14) Part Five: Matters of Life and Death Chapters 38 Florida, 39 On the Stairs, 40 In the Basement and 41 Daylight Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 38, Hallorann has been grocery shopping for citrus fruits and does not immediately recognize the orangey smell that precludes Danny’s coming message. He recognizes the pure terror in the boy’s call. When he gets back to his apartment, the will that he has just had written up falls out of his pocket. He wonders if his recent thoughts of death have been a premonition. He thinks of the things he has witnessed in the hotel including strange dreams about a costume party and the movement of the hedge animals. Hallorann had also suspected that other guests had seen things at the hotel. Some had left quickly appearing to be ill, especially after staying in the Presidential Suite. Hallorann misses his flight because he is pulled over for speeding. He...

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