Whittington - Section 3, Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Section 3, Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12 Summary

"The Lady asks Whittington to tell his Story"

One day, after the first heavy snow and with all the animals but Havey in the barn, The Lady asks Whittington to tell his story. He begins by referring to the boy who went west, but can't go on because thinking of the boy he loved makes him sad. One of the rats laughs, but the Old One tells him to be quiet. "Listen to your blood enemy," he says, "and you may learn enough to save your lives." Whittington says he is the descendent of the cat who helped the famous Dick Whittington (see "Characters"), and comments on the reason why no-one who remembers Dick's story can remember the name of the cat (see "Quotes", p. 35). Once he finishes the story, he darts away and kills one of the rats...

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