Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! - Chapters 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15 and 16 Summary

Once their intelligence is discovered, Wilbur and Eliza are not allowed to act like children again. Dr. Mott is fired and all sorts of medical experts are brought in. At first it's rather fun as the experts joke around with the children, making them feel at ease with their ugliness. However, when they are separated for a series of tests, Wilbur and Eliza begin to feel stupid and as if their brains are made of wood or filled with syrup. They make up names for themselves when they are apart, as though these are other people - Bobby and Betty Brown. After Eliza dies years later in the Martian avalanche, her will reads that she wishes to be buried where she died with the grave marking, "Here Lies Betty Brown." The last specialist who takes over, psychologist Dr. Cordelia Swain Cordiner...

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