Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! - Chapters 2, 3, and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2, 3, and 4 Summary

Wilbur and his twin sister, Eliza, were born in New York but as they were so ugly, no friends or family were invited to see them. They were each born with twelve fingers and as many toes, four breasts, and Neanderthal features. Doctors predicted they had no intelligence and would be dead by fourteen. Now 100, Wilbur believes his sister would have lived as long had she not died in an avalanche on the planet Mars. Their parents, Caleb and Letitia Swain, were an incredibly wealthy couple who lived in Turtle Bay, NY. They were discouraged to raise their children in their home, so they sent them to be cared for in a mansion they owned in Vermont that was surrounded by acres of apple trees. As it hadn't been lived in for thirty years, it was fixed up to suit the...

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