The Housekeeper and the Professor - Chapters 10 – 11 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Ogawa
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Summary

Chapter 10 – The Housekeeper reveals that Root’s eleventh birthday is the last time all three of them – herself, the Professor, and Root – spent together in the cottage. When it comes time for the cake, the Housekeeper realizes the baker has forgotten to put in the candles, so Root runs out to retrieve them before the Housekeeper can leave to get them. Some time passes, which worries the Professor because the bakery is only around the corner. The Housekeeper decides to go look for Root. She finds him at a different bakery, because the closest bakery is already closed. When the return to the Professor’s house, they discover the Professor has accidentally dropped the cake. Half is still edible, though.

Chapter 11 – The Professor is thrilled with his gift from Root and the Housekeeper. He comes to wear it around his neck on a string...

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