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Chapters 15—16 Season of Disbelief — Mrs. They run away with some of her “stolen” possessions, further shaking Mrs. Jonas gives him a set of wind-chimes to hang by Douglas’ window, but they do not make a sound because there is no wind.

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Elmira loses the election yet again to Clara, who then draws from her purse a voodoo doll with several tacks embedded in it. Miraculously, she has no broken bones despite heavy bruises, and Clara apologizes to her and even offers a second vote to elect her as president.

Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. Unconvinced, Elmira brews a potion for herself to counter Clara’s “dark magic,” and brings Tom with her to the ladies’ meeting as her “charm.

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Douglas assures him that he has a perfect memory of his face, but ruins his claim when he can’t remember that John’s eyes are green. No longer certain about his life, he wants to take comfort in something that he knows never will go away, i. Chapter 3 Dandelion Wine — Dandelion wine is presented as a metaphor of summer here, bottled for the winter season of illnesses and wheezing.

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After the conversing people laugh at this apparently absurd idea, Leo becomes determined to do just that. Just before he feels overwhelmed, Douglas and his friends return, breaking the spell of aloneness.

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It starts out relatively uneventfully, with Tom running to Mrs. On a scorchingly hot morning, with the cicadas buzzing louder than normal with the rising temperature, Douglas lies in dandeliin bed, burning up with a fever. Chapters 30—31 The Whole Town’s Sleeping —Lavinia Nebb goes to the movies with some of her friends, however the town is in an uproar over the appearance of a serial killer known as the Lonely One.

The novel was also made into a Russian film adaptation, titled Vino iz oduvanchikov. Chapter 13 The Happiness Machine—concluded — Leo, still obsessed with creating the Happiness Machine, asks Lena if she is “pleased, contented, joyful, [or] delighted. I’m so very proud of it. For chapters which began as short stories, downllad original titles are given in parentheses below.

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World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Tom Spaulding — Douglas’ younger brother, Tom is the more logical and skeptical one, often questioning his brother’s seemingly inexplicable actions. The primary example is when Douglas’ initial joy at realizing he’s alive is dampened by the counter-revelation that he will die someday, which parallels his similar gains of knowledge and losses of companions during his summer.