The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Part 1, Chapter 8 – Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 8 – Hugo begins working for the old man at the toy booth in the hopes of getting his notebook back. He is enticed by the sheer number of gears and mechanical parts around him, and cannot resist stealing a few. The old man plays cards while Hugo works, and it reminds Hugo of the card tricks his own father used to show him. Hugo is amazed by the tricks the old man can do with the cards, and asks to be taught how to do the same things. The old man refuses to tell him.

Hugo later meets the little girl at the bookstore. She tells him she has been looking for his notebook. She thinks she knows where it is being kept. Hugo tells her not to look inside if she finds it, and the little girl asks him...

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