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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth


by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth Language and Communication Quotes

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Quote #10

It's true that there are many lands you've still to visit (some of which are not even on the map) and wonderful things to see (that no one has yet imagined), but we're quite sure that if you really want to, you'll find a way to reach them all by yourself.

Yours truly,

The signature was blurred and couldn't be read. (20.13-15)

Bah! This just might be the most frustrating moment in the novel. Because the "signature [i]s blurred," we never find out the name of whoever it was who sent Milo the tollbooth. Names are a kind of language, too, right? But here, we don't get access to that language, and we're left in the dark.

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