The Whipping Boy - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Sid Fleischman
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Chapter 18 Summary

As Betsy, Petunia, the driver, Prince Brat, and Jemmy enter the city, they take in the sights of the fair. Jemmy starts to feel at ease and starts looking around and thinking about all the different places he can hide in the city. Before he has a chance to take off, the driver offers to boil them potatoes. Prince Brat offers to fetch the water since he has never carried anything before.

The two boys go get some water but run into Smudge, an old friend of Jemmy's from the rat-catching days. Unsure of how to introduce the prince to Smudge, Prince Brat offers his name as "Friend O'Jemmy's" and then they shake hands despite Jemmy's offerings that "Friend O'Jemmy's" does not like to shake hands. Smudge inquires as to Jemmy's line of work at the castle and not wanting to admit that...

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