Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Wilbur wonders if Dr. Mott really loved him and Eliza and, knowing they were actually intelligent, kept that a secret to protect them or if he was just completely unaware, ergo comatose. When Wilbur finds his reports years later, they simply state physical aspects of weight and growth and consistently reiterate that the children will never have minds sharper than a two to three-year-old. Wilbur is dying to see Dr. Mott in the afterlife to discover this answer. He also wants to know what made Dr. Mott so sad, as even though they were children, he left a strong impression of sorrow. Years later when Wilbur meets his grandson, the King of Michigan (Steward Oriole-2 Mott), he tries to find out this answer but the grandson seems clueless. The King suspects his grandfather was simply one of those sorts of people who were...

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