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The Scorpio Races Chapter 3

By Maggie Stiefvater

Chapter 3

Puck

  • Puck's oldest brother, Gabe, comes home as Puck and Finn are eating apple cake for dinner. Um, invite us over next time, Puck. 
  • Gabe has big news, and it isn't good: He's leaving the island… and he's not taking Puck and Finn with him.
  • In order to get him to stay, Puck—whose real name is Kate—tells Gabe that she's decided to ride in the races.
  • "Sounds like we'll need the money if I win" (3.54) she says.
  • Gabe decides to stay until after the races, but that's it.
  • Relieved, Puck goes to her room, and cries quietly into her pillow.