The Book of Speculation - Section Two - Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 Summary & Analysis

Erika Swyler
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Madame Ryzhkova persuaded Peabody to let Amos be her apprentice in fortune telling. One time she poisoned him to get an advance on her salary, so Peabody mostly did what she told him to do from thereon out. Amos was intimidated by her, especially since she lived such a harsh, austere lifestyle. Ryzhkova taught him how to read the tarot cards. Amos befriended a performer named Benno. Ryzhkova taught Amos how to dress and behave. She read his cards and determined water would play a devastating role in his life. Amos found a girl in the woods and brought her back to the carnival. Ryzhkova had grave misgivings about her.

Simon has reached dead ends trying to find out more about his grandmother. He does discover that she committed suicide on July 24th, the same day that his mother did...

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