The Book of Lost Things - Chapters 4-7 Summary & Analysis

John Connolly
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In Chapter 4, "Of Jonathan Tulvey and Billy Golding, and Men Who Dwell by Railway Tracks," David is often alone and spends most of his time reading. His father urges him to make friends with the other children in the area but David isn't interested. His father demands that David be polite to Rose, so he is. However, he continues to resent her presence and it shows. This makes Rose try even harder to get David to like her, which makes him like her even less.

One day, David finds the name Jonathan Tulvey in a book. He wants to know about Jonathan so forces himself to be nice to Rose in order to pump her for information. She's excited to have a little bit of conversation with him and explains that Jonathan was her uncle, and that he disappears when he was 14. A...

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