The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - Part 6 - Chapters11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 - Piece by piece, component by component, using supplies from his mother's kitchen as well as those taken from the scrap heap, William assembles his windmill with the help of Geoffrey and Gilbert the latter occasionally supplying money for William to buy supplies he needs (i.e. wire, nails). First William assembles the mechanism that will actually convert the wind to electricity and tests it, blowing out his father's radio but realizing the adjustments he needs to make. When the machine is ready, he and his friends search and cut down trees to build a tower upon which to set it, looking through the grove of trees where William recalls having several encounters with magic (see "Quotes," p. 189). As they're constructing the tower and raising the machine to its top, a crowd gathers to watch, teasing the boys...

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