Summary and Analysis Part I: Chapter 20


At home, both Jim and Will struggle not only with the revelation they have witnessed, but, most of all, they now have to convince Miss Foley of its reality. Will feels a special frustration in wanting to tell his father about his adventure, but, like his father, Will realizes the vast differences in their ages. He assumes his father would never be able to understand his thoughts and fears, so there is no communication between them. Later, Will is also frustrated when he tries to toss marbles at Jim's window; even Jim is inaccessible.