Chapter 25-26 Summary
In Chapters Twenty Five and Twenty Six, the narrative continues its relentless pace to the end of the book, as the 'pattern' of the three ill-met friends transfers itself to the children fully.
This section begins with Chapter Twenty Five as Roger sees Clive and Margaret leave the valley to go and restock their supplies before the worst of the storm hits. Roger wonders what he is going to do, when he realizes that there is a way to get into the locked garage after all, rummaging for the toolbox. He sees Alison about to get washed and informs her that she could come and watch this, as he is about to take the door off of the garage if they cannot have the key.
He manages to undo the screws that are holding the door in place and finally finds out what is being kept inside. There is...