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Tuck Everlasting Chapter 24 Summary
Winnie sneaks out of the house. Too easy. She meets Jesse outside and they head to the jailhouse as quickly as they can.
Still, the world seems strange, quiet, and a little scary. It feels like it's about to rain.
At the jail, Winnie and Jesse meet Miles and Tuck. They embrace. We grab a tissue.
Winnie distracts herself with some poetry (
—heavy stuff!) while Miles works to get the window out.
It takes an excruciatingly long time, and they even have to take a break when the constable patrols.
Finally, Miles goes back to work and gets all the nails out. It takes two big efforts, but finally, the window comes free.
Mae reaches up and very slowly struggles through the window with the help of Tuck and their sons.
The thunder and lightning is totally setting the scene, too. And somewhat dramatically, the weather changes: it starts raining.
Winnie hugs and kisses each of the Tucks, finishing with Jesse. Jesse tells her to not forget them.
Miles helps Winnie get back inside the jail cell, and she watches from within as he replaces the window.
A huge rainstorm settles in, and when Winnie peeks out the window, there's no sign of any of the Tucks.
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