The Whipping Boy - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 17 Summary

The bear rears up and goes after Hold-Your-Nose Billy. He takes off running and goes straight into the river. Cutwater drops the prince and vanishes. Betsy calls off Petunia as soon as the two outlaws are gone and turns her attention to the prince to tend to his wounds. Prince Brat realizes that had been brave during the whipping and when replied to Jemmy that he was doing just as Jemmy had done. They hurry on their way and decide to travel together with the safety that Betsy and Petunia provide. Right away, they see the coach on its side. With the help of Petunia, they right the coach and all get in and head for the city. The only trouble that comes is when the soldiers greet them at the city limit, but when Petunia sticks her head out the coach window...

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