The Summer of the Swans - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Betsy Byars
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Chapter 20 Summary

Charlie wakes but does not open his eyes. Charlie is not sure where he is or how he got there and dreads finding out. Charlie remembers other times in his life when he lost whole sections of time, like when Sara got hit with a baseball and broke her nose. Charlie became frightened and ran away only to wake hours later in the safety of his own bed with an ice cream cone smashed in his hand.

Charlie is a creature of routine and is in constant fear of a change that could disrupt everything in his life. Charlie tries to picture where he might be, thinking of a treasure box his aunt has. Instead he opens his eyes and finds himself in the woods. Charlie inspects his hands and finds them very dirty. Charlie does not inspect them any closer. Suddenly, Charlie stands and begins to...

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