The City of Ember - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Jeanne DuPrau
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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

In chapter three, the reader has a look at Doon's day in the Pipeworks. He arrives on time and is assigned to Tunnel 97 with an experienced worker named Arlin. Doon has his first look at the river which is nothing like he expects. Doon quickly realizes the city's water system is crumbling into disrepair. Doon does manage to get a look at the generator. Doon has always paid special attention to how things works and prides himself on that ability. He believes that he'll be able to figure out how the generator works if he can just get a look at it. However, when he is able to get into the generator room, he realizes that's not the case. There's a man working on the generator who says the workers have always just replaced parts that break and oiled parts that...

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