The Whipping Boy - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 9 Summary

As the two outlaws munch on the left over pheasant for breakfast, they serve the two boys bread and herring. After careful examination, Jemmy advises Prince Brat to eat the bread. It is then that Cutwater realizes that the letter could contain information that they did not discuss and that perhaps is a trap. Instantly Jemmy thinks like a prince, calls them names, and threatens whippings. Cutwater gets angry and yells back at Jemmy. Knowing the law that states it is illegal to harm a prince, and not wanting to break any more of the king's laws than they have to, Hold-Your-Nose Billy reminds Cutwater that if a flogging is to happen they can use the whipping boy, which scares Prince Brat tremendously.

The outlaws demand that Jemmy read it to them backwards. If he stumbles and struggles with it backwards, they will...

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