The Summer of the Swans - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Betsy Byars
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Chapter 10 Summary

Charlie grows tired as he looks for the lake, quickly realizing that something is wrong. The lake is gone. When dogs begin to bark behind him, Charlie becomes frightened and runs, scratching himself on brier bushes and then running into a wire fence that cuts his chest. When Charlie pulls himself together and begins to walk again, he realizes he has lost his shoe, and his foot is becoming sore from the rough terrain. Charlie walks into the woods and draws comfort from the trees for a while. Soon, however, Charlie becomes frightened again and unsure where he is or why. He is unable to draw any solace from the ticking of his watch, as he normally has before. Charlie begins to cry.

Chapter 10 Analysis

Charlie thinks he can find the way to the lake, but he gets lost. Charlie continues to walk although every step frightens...

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