The Whipping Boy - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 3 Summary

None of the prince's pranks entertains him or gives him joy. The prince appears in the middle of the night in Jemmy's sleeping quarters and awakens him. Prince Brat wants Jemmy to help him run away. Jemmy tries to reason with him, even reminding him that it is dark outside and that surely the prince's fear of darkness will end his desire to run away. Jemmy tells the prince that when they are caught he will get off "light as a feather" but he will be whipped severely, if not hanged. Prince Brat hands him the basket, commanding Jemmy to follow him into the night.

Chapter 3 Analysis

In this chapter, we see again how powerless Jemmy is when it comes to the situation before him. The young prince is bored with his life. Even his pranks are no longer giving him the enjoyment...

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