The Penultimate Peril - Chapter Eight Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eight Summary

As the mystery man walks with the children outside of the hotel, he finally introduces himself as Dewey Denouement, the third triplet to Frank and Ernest. He complains that his brothers get all the attention for running the hotel, but he too is very much involved. In fact, it was Dewey's idea to organize the hotel by the Dewey Decimal System, and only he fully understands the building's layout. Dewey explains that before the schism, V.F.D. was like a public library: "Anyone could join us and have access to all of the information we'd acquired. Volunteers all over the globe were reading each other's research, learning of each other's observations, and borrowing each other's books. For a while it seemed as if we might keep the whole world safe, secure, and smart" (Page 179). Since the schism, unfortunately, all the...

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