Summary and Analysis Part II: Chapters 36-37


The Dwarf develops in his head the mental pictures he took of Will and Jim and tells the Illustrated Man where the boys are hiding. He is too late, though; the boys have escaped.

Meanwhile, Mr. Halloway spends the longest day he can remember, first observing the Carnival's activities and, later, doing extensive research in the town library. By studying the great books of magic and sorcery here, he perceives evil as it has made itself manifest throughout the history of the world. He, like the three witches in Macbeth, now knows that he is in the very real presence of evil, and he is afraid.