The Penderwicks - Chapter Seven: Borrowed Finery Summary & Analysis

Jeanne Birdsall
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Jane worries when Jeffrey doesn’t return later, wondering if he’s actually followed through with his plan to drown Teddy like he threatened. Skye worries that their visit was discovered and they would be forbidden to do so again. Both are relieved when he returns the next morning, telling them Teddy had injured himself and Jeffrey had been forced to stay and keep him company. Jeffrey had fixed it so that Teddy wouldn’t return however, and Cagney had promised he would hang a rope ladder from the tree where they’d been stuck so they can come and go unnoticed.

Rosalind and her sisters do the dishes as Jeffrey adds that Churchie has invited them all over for gingerbread and adds that his mother is out again, if it matters to anyone. Mr. Penderwick comes in to inspect the...

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