The Whipping Boy - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 8 Summary

As Jemmy begins to write the ransom note, both Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater hover over him, asking questions. The two outlaws want to make sure they are described as meaner than mean, not-to-be-messed-with outlaws. Fearing the king's army, Jemmy writes that if as much as one soldier is seen, the outlaws will break the prince's neck. When the outlaws remind him to write about the reward Jemmy begins to think that the ransom is not high enough considering he is a royal prince. He gives the idea of a wagonful of gold and jewels to the outlaws who get excited at the notion of all those riches. Prince Brat sits and stares coldly at Jemmy, who has declared his royal title. He is dumbstruck by Jemmy's cunning mischief and says nothing.

Chapter 8 Analysis

Prince Brat's refusal to learn his daily lessons prevents him...

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