The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary
Winding It Up
- The narrator says that he is Professor Alcofrisbas—so it must have been Hugo telling us the story this whole time.
- He says that the automaton his father discovered did save him, but now he has built a new one—and it's one that can tell his story.
- The automaton wrote this book and produced 158 pictures, and wrote letter-by-letter 26,159 words. Wow! That’s quite the machine.
- A large, glowing full moon.
- The black border gets thicker and the moon appears smaller.
- And smaller…
- And smaller yet…
- Until it’s just a small square image of a sliver of moon in the middle of a black page.
- And on the next page are the words “THE END.”
- That about says it all, don't you think?
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