The Human Comedy - Chapters 28 through 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 28 through 31 Summary

In "At the Public Library", on their way to the library, Lionel and Ulysses encounter a funeral. Lionel is shocked and moved to discover that the body in the casket is that of a man he knew as a popcorn seller, and that he had a name - Johnny Merryweather. After a few moments of surprised grief, however, he and Ulysses continue on their way, arriving at the hushed library. As they wander through, they simply enjoying looking at the books. A librarian asks them what they want, and when Lionel explains they're just there to look because neither of them can read, she is at first put out, but then comments that reading hasn't really done her a lot of good, and allows them to keep looking. After she's gone back to work, Lionel pulls down a particularly pretty book...

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