Wringer - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Nipper's presence becomes a source of anxiety for Palmer, who must take special care that the bird is never seen by his mother or his friends. Palmer considers options to keep Beans and Mutto away by telling them that the room has cooties or that a ghost lived there once, but discards those ideas because Beans would find them very appealing. Instead, Palmer becomes an expert at diversion, and each time Beans suggests going to Palmer's house, Palmer quickly suggests something else such as bombing Dorothy's house with snowballs. Tormenting Dorothy becomes a major source of entertainment for Palmer, Beans, and Mutto. One day, when Dorothy is home sick and the boys run out of things to do, Beans suggests going to Palmer's house but Palmer quickly diverts the group to Beans' house instead.

Chapter 19 Analysis

The author uses foreshadowing in the seemingly harmless acts of teasing...

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