Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

The constable and the stranger started out as soon as Mr. Foster had prepared the paperwork for the stranger, giving him the woods. The constable complained about being woken up in the middle of the night, after searching for Winnie all day. He then began to complain about his horse not being strong and fast. His suspicions of the stranger finally became apparent and he asks the stranger why he did not report what he saw immediately.

The stranger told him the same story: that he wanted to see where they were taking Winnie first and then he returned immediately. He added that he had just purchased the woods from his good friends the Fosters, in an effort to build credibility with the constable.

The constable accepted the explanation and then prattled on about how he did not think the Fosters would ever sell the woods, being...

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