The Whipping Boy - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 2 Summary

Every morning the prince is not ready for his lessons, and every morning Jemmy knows there will be a beating by Master Peckwith, the prince's tutor. This particular morning, Jemmy is happy thinking of his freedom. He thinks he is just one lashing away from the prince finding a new whipping boy. However, after the prince decides that he does not need to know how to read or write his name, Master Peckwith's temper flares and demands the prince to prepare for punishment. Prince Brat suggests ten whacks and Jemmy obliges, thinking sweetly of his freedom that is now very close. During the punishment, Jemmy does not yelp, scream, or bawl, which makes the prince very angry. Prince Brat knows that Jemmy is silent on purpose, and tells the whipping boy that he cannot cross him and get away with it. Jemmy feels...

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