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  • Natalie BabbittSummary byIan, Hannah, and Will L. Literature Circle Group 2

  • PrologueThe main characters are Miles, Jesse, Mae Tuck, Winnie Foster, and the stranger at the Fosters gate. Mae Tuck sets off to go meet her two sons as she did every ten years. Winnie Foster decides to think about running away. The man in the yellow suit (TMITYS) appears at the front door of the Fosters. This all happens in one day. The Foster family owns the Treegap.

  • Chapter 1Cows had trodden a road.Winnie Foster lives in a cottage with a touch me not appearance.The cows are the ones that kept everyone out of the Treegap wood.Treegap does not belong to the cows anymore.

  • Chapter 2Mae Tuck gets ready to set out and find her sons.She wakes up Tuck.Tuck had a wonderful dream about being in heaven.The Tucks had looked the same for 87 years.

  • Chapter 3Winnie talks to a toad.Winnie tells the toad she is going to run away.She started throwing pebbles at the toad but did not hit it.Her grandmother calls her in because she could get dirty.

  • Chapter 4A stranger appears at the Fosters gateHe talks to Winnie.Her grandmother comes out.They heard music that they thought were the Elves.

  • Chapter 5Winnie goes into the Treegap wood.Winnie finds Jesse Tuck.She starts asking about the spring.Mae Tuck and Miles find Winnie and Jesse.

  • Chapter 6Winnie got kidnapped. She didnt picture being kidnapped like this; she thought the kidnappers would be mean and burly.Mae Tuck tries to comfort her.Winnie finds out the elves music was a music box.

  • Chapter 7It was the strangest story Winnie has ever heard.The Tucks drank from the magic spring.The spring makes you live forever.Tuck tried to shoot himself but he didnt get hurt.

  • Chapter 8Winnie decided it was okay and she would go with the Tucks.The Tucks made Winnie feel special.They ate breakfast on the way.Winnie decided the Tucks were her friends.

  • Chapter 9The Tucks and Winnie arrived at the Tucks house.Jesse and Miles immediately jumped into the pond.Jesse was excited to be home.Winnie meets Angus Tuck.

  • Chapter 10Miles and Jesse dash up the stairs while they are soaking wet.Winnie gets a tour of the house.There were things scattered everywhere in the Tucks house.Winnie starts to wonder why their house is so messy.

  • Chapter 11They had bacon, bread, flapjacks, and applesauce.Winnie thinks the Tucks are criminals.Winnie says she wants to go home.Tuck says he will take Winnie on the row boat.

  • Chapter 12A bullfrog talked to another frog in a deep voice. Tuck and Winnie talk about the wheel of life.The boat gets stuck.The Tucks horse gets stolen.

  • Chapter 13TMITYS appeared at the Fosters gate again.TMITYS is the one who stole the horse. He walks up to the door of the Fosters house.He says that he knows where Winnie is.

  • Chapter 14Winnie couldnt fall asleep because the couch was lumpy and her pillow was a chair cushion. Mae comes to comfort her and keep her company.Tuck comes in and gives her a kiss.Jesse wants her to drink the water when she is seventeen so they could get married.

  • Chapter 15TMITYS comes to the Fosters house. He says that he knows where Winnie is.He bargains with the Fosters for their wood.They agree.

  • Chapter 16The constable was fat and sleepy.A constable is a police officer.The constable goes to the Tucks house.TMITYS goes ahead of the constable.

  • Chapter 17Winnie wakes up early.Miles takes her fishing.Winnie gets a bite on the hook.Miles caught a fish but let it go.

  • Chapter 18They eat breakfast.There's a knock on the door.Mae answers the door.It was TMITYS.

  • Chapter 19TMITYS comes in.He explains how he knows about them.Miles hears his daughter Anna mentioned.Mae whacked TMITYS with Angus shotgun.

  • Chapter 20The constable says that TMITYS is not dead yet.Then he says that if TMITYS dies Mae will be hung.The Tucks take TMITYS inside to care for him.The constable leaves with Mae and Winnie.

  • Chapter 21Winnie gets home.She sees heat lightning.The doctor says TMITYS died.Mae is about to go to the gallows.

  • Chapter 22The temperature is very high.Winnie sees the toad.Jesse comes and says that his family is leaving.He gives Winnie a bottle of the spring water because he wants her to drink it when shes 17.

  • Chapter 23Winnie waits to help save Mae.She gets bored.There is nothing to do. She falls asleep in her bed.

  • Chapter 24Winnie barely wakes up in time.She goes to the gate to meet the Tucks.They go to the jailhouse.Miles takes out the window of the cell.They switch out Winnie for Mae.

  • Chapter 25Nobody found Mae after she escaped.Winnie wouldnt sleep because she might give herself away.When the constable found her, he said what she did was a crime.Winnie got home.Winnie gave the magic spring water to the toad.

  • Epilogue The Tucks see that the Treegap wood is gone. Winnies cottage is gone too. They stop to get coffee to ask the guy at the desk what happened to the wood and the cottage. Tuck goes to the graveyard and sees that Winnie died at 78 years of age.

  • CreditsWriters Hannah Shull Will Layman With a tad bit of Ian Crail

    Typing people Mostly Ian Crail Will Layman With about slide by Hannah Shull

    Fancy stuff designer Ian Crail with suggestions from Will Layman and Hannah Shull