Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Tuck took Winnie out on the pond in the little rowboat. He rowed to the far side of the pond, where the little boat got stuck on some roots and could no longer move in the current. He used the stuck boat to help him explain their situation, hoping Winnie would understand. He tried to explain life as a wheel and that from the spring had taken the Tucks off the wheel. He wanted Winnie to understand that they no longer changed and therefore no longer lived. They had been taken off the wheel and put to the side just to watch.

Winnie was suddenly faced, not only with their secret, but with her own mortality. She did not want to die, but Tuck said that dying was part of living and life was worth living. He had to get her to see that the Tucks merely...

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