The Book of Lost Things - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

John Connolly
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In Chapter 19, "Of Roland's Tale and the Wolf Scout," Roland stops for the night when Scylla and David are both very tired. Roland asks David to talk about his home and David is ashamed at how childish he sounds. Roland then relates “Roland's First Tale.” The story is about a servant who took the place of a prince, forcing the prince to live as a servant. The false prince dies as a result of his own foolishness. Later, David hears Roland talking and sees that he's looking at a locket containing the picture of a handsome young man. Roland says the word “love” several times and David covers his head until he manages to go back to sleep.

The next morning, Roland tells David that his friend, Raphael, is missing. Roland believes Raphael is dead and has pledged to avenge Raphael's death. A...

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