The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Part 1, Chapter 3 – Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Brian Selznick
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Part 1, Chapter 3 – Hugo approaches the old man as he closes up shop. He tells Hugo he hates the sound of heels clicking on the floor. He tells Hugo to stay away from him, or he will bring Hugo to the Station Inspector’s jail, himself. Hugo wants his notebook back, but the old man again says he will burn it. It is snowing outside, and Hugo follows the old man, demanding the notebook be returned. The old man tells Hugo to stop clicking his heels on the streets, and that he hopes the snow will cover everything so no heels click. Hugo continues to follow the old man, through a graveyard and across the street, to an old, run-down apartment. The old man says that clicking boot heels can summon ghosts, and then goes inside.

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