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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes


by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes Chapter 41 Summary

  • A shadow moves.
  • Mr. Dark stands in the doorway. He asks for the boys.
  • Will's father feigns ignorance.
  • Mr. Dark issues a death threat. After Mr. Halloway dismisses it, Mr. Dark issues a stronger death threat: one of his friends can arrange apparently natural heart failure. He is referring to the Dust Witch.
  • Mr. Dark exclaims over the Bible, calling it charming. He steps forward, holds, and reads the Bible, all while mocking Mr. Halloway. He chucks the Bible into a wastebasket.
  • He tells Mr. Halloway that speculation about the boys' eventual disappearance will be good for business. He notes that Charles came to the carnival the other day. He offers to shave a few years off Charles's age. Then, he offers decades.
  • Charles sits with his hands over his ears.
  • Mr. Dark turns away to look for the boys. He leaves Mr. Halloway huddled in a corner.
  • Mr. Dark calls through the library for the boys.

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