The Whipping Boy - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 16 Summary

As soon as Jemmy recognizes Hold-Your-Nose Billy's voice, he starts to hide himself under the potatoes putting the kettle over his head for cover. He gives instructions to Prince Brat about what to do but Jemmy is prepared for another betrayal. When they discover the whipping boy inside they demanded to know where the prince is hiding. Prince Brat tells them that he swam the river. The outlaws do not believe him so they open the other door to the coach and remove the kettle exposing Jemmy's head. Immediately they are grabbed by the big outlaw, who demands the whip from the driver, and send him on his way.

Outside they prepare to whip Prince Brat and succeed in doing so. At each whipping, Prince Brat prepares himself and like the real whipping boy does not make a sound. The whipping continues until...

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