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The Summer of the Swans Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

Betsy Byars
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Chapter 3 Summary

Wanda and Aunt Willie are still arguing inside the house. Sara can hear Aunt Willie say "no motorcycle" before Wanda comes outside and sits beside her. Sara does not like how controlling Aunt Willie is. She is reluctant to let them do anything that might be fun. Wanda says the same thing, grousing that Aunt Willie will not let her ride with her boyfriend on his motor scooter to see the swans at the lake.

Wanda asks where Charlie is and then tells Sara about a boy in her psychology class who she told about Charlie. This boy wants to work with the mentally retarded and is going to help get Charlie into a camp next year. Sara is angry with Wanda for discussing Charlie with a stranger. Wanda does not understand Sara's anger. Then Frank, Wanda's boyfriend, drives up, and Wanda rushes away to greet him...

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