The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... - Book the Fourth: Chapters 44-52 Summary & Analysis

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Book the Fourth: Chapters 44-52 Summary

Chapter 44. Cook hears Despereaux moving the thread spool across the room. Frightened by the noise, the Cook is relieved it is only a mouse and not a guard to catch her making soup.

Chapter 45. Cook gives Despereaux a saucer filled with soup. Despereaux drinks the soup and assures Cook it is perfect. Despereaux then tells Cook he is going to save the princess and she wishes him luck despite the oddness of his assertions.

Chapter 46. Despereaux tells himself a story as he slowly descends into the dungeon once more. The thread gets away from Despereaux as they tumble down the stairs and is found by a rat.

Chapter 47. Botticelli the rat has found Despereaux. Botticelli agrees to help Despereaux find the princess simply because he likes the idea of torturing the mouse before eating him.

Chapter 48. Despereaux holds Botticelli's...

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