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The Borrowers

The Borrowers


by Mary Norton

The Borrowers Chapter 15 Summary

  • That night, Homily and Pod talk for hours while Arrietty is in bed.
  • Homily suddenly decides that they might be "seen" at any minute by a human. And of course she does not want to be caught with her curlers in her hair, so she decides to put them in right then and there.
  • Poor tired Homily.
  • And it only gets worse. Homily has that old familiar feeling…
  • Suddenly, the roof lifts off their house.
  • It's the boy. Dun dun dun.
  • Homily screams, and Pod slaps her on the back. (Come on, Pod, that wasn't called for.)
  • The poor woman is scared, embarrassed, and beyond mad.
  • Erupting in anger, Mrs. Clock screams for the boy to put the roof back on their house.
  • But then something interesting happens.
  • The boy has brought a gift: a beautiful doll's house dresser with cabinets below… and Homily likes it (the woman does have taste).
  • And she wants more.
  • The boy tells them he'll bring them lots of furniture and carpets and cooking pans and even a birdcage from the dollhouse, if the borrower family would like it.

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