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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Reading Guide for II. Pursuits
Chapter 25 (121-123)
Miss Foley can’t seem to deal with the __________________ in her house. They remind her of the __________________ in the __________________. Mirrors are associated with __________________ and __________________ in this chapter. I think they are associated with those because_____________________________________________________________________________.
Miss Foley calls __________________ at the library and ask him to meet her at the ____________________________________.
Chapter 26 (124-129)
The boys are dropped off near the __________________. They argue about everything that happened to them. The boys hear talking inside the station and go to look. They see __________________. No charges will be filed, but the boys won’t be trusted.
Chapter 27 (130-132)
__________________ walks the boys home. He tells Jim to tell his __________________ everything in the morning. The boys have __________________ to their rooms. Will almost tells __________________ everything, but stops himself. Charles wishes he was ____________________________.
Chapter 28 (133-140)
Will asks his dad if he is a __________________. Charles speaks about __________________ and __________________. __________________ and Will climb the ladder to Will’s room. It makes Charles feel __________________.
Chapter 29 (141-146)
The boys see a __________________ from their windows. They also see __________________ and __________________. The balloon appears to mark __________________. The boys climb up to see the trail and __________________ gets a hose to clean it off. Jim regrets taking down the __________________.
Chapter 30 (147-153)
Will comes up with a plan to shoot the balloon with his __________________. He calls the witch back, but the runs away to keep them away from __________________. He waits on the roof, but when the balloon and witch arrive his ________________ breaks. He has to resort to __________________ the balloon to make it deflate. Will falls off the roof, but a tree catches him.
Chapter 31 (154)
The craziness of the night comes to an end.
Chapter 32 (155-163)
The storm comes every night and the __________________ comes to life. Miss Foley heard it began and __________________. The boys meet outside in the morning and talk about the night before. Jim dreamt of __________________________________. Will tries to tell Jim he __________________ the balloon, but Jim won’t stop interrupting.
The boys hear a girl crying as they walk. Will stops to talk to her and she says she ____________________________________. Jim denies it, but Will wants to check. Will says he will return and they go check __________________’s house, but no one is there. The boys know it is __________________ and that they should help her. A carnival parade is coming. The parade is just a charade and they are actually __________________________________________________. The girl is gone when they return.
Chapter 33 (164)
Will calls Charles and tells hi that they won’t be home because they are going to __________________. Charles grabs his rain gear and leaves the house.
Chapter 34 (165-167)
The boys hide in the cigar store’s __________________. A young boy drops __________________ down with them. The parade halts near them as the freaks search. The young boy reaches down and sees them. He yells, “__________________.”
Chapter 35 (168-181)
Charles is drinking __________________ when the street goes silent. The boy keeps pointing down the grille while the skeleton walks away. The Dwarf looks, he then ____________________________________. Mr. Dark enters the café and says he is looking for the two boys. Charles pays his tab and leaves.
Charles goes to buy a cigar. He drops the __________________ through the grille and sees the boys. Mr. Dark walks to Charles and they speak. Mr. Dark has ____________________________________ tattooed on his palms. Charles lies about their __________________, but Mr. Dark calls him out because he knows the truth. Mr. Dark is getting angry and clenches hit fist so hard that he ____________________________________.
From around the corner comes the __________________. She refers to Charles as an __________________. When she approaches the grille, Charles ______________________________________________________ to stop her. The witch staggers off and __________________ follows. Mr. Dark asks Charles his name, Charles tells him the truth. Once they are gone, Charles tells the boys to hide until __________________ and then meet him at __________________.
Chapter 36 (182-183)
The Dwarf finally realizes what was in the grille. He tells _________________. Dark goes and looks, but _________________.
Chapter 37 (184-187)
Charles has been researching ______________________________________________________ all evening. He found a book on _____________________________ which is about secrets hidden in the face. The title of this book is originally from ____________________________________ by ____________________________________.
Chapter 38 (188-194)
The boys arrive at the __________________. Will is __________________, but Jim __________________. They talk of where they hid. They felt the safest in __________________. The boys tell Charles the whole story from the beginning and he believes them. Charles has made a discovery at the library. He has discovered that ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________. Beware the __________________ people. Charles’ new purpose in life is to __________________ the boys.
Chapter 39 (195-202)
Charles talks about the evolution of a man’s __________________. On page 199, he says that there is no __________________ without __________________. He says that the carnival runs on __________________. He can feel it.
Chapter 40 (203-209)
Charles explains how man is willing to give up a __________________ soul and the carnival is willing to take it. Charles wishes he hadn’t told the boys any of this. They discuss the sadness that that comes with getting what one wants at the cost of ________________. The three begin to make a plan when someone enters the library. Charles tells the boys to _____________.
Chapter 41 (210-214)
The person that entered the library was __________________. He enters and asks ____________________________________. Charles avoids answering and starts ____________________________________. Mr. Dark threatens his life. On page 211 it discusses the differences between reading, being read to, and being read at. I can connect this to __________________________ ____________________________________. Mr. Dark asks Charles if he wants ____________________________________.
Mr. Dark tells Charles to stay put and starts looking for the boys. Charles seems ____________________________________.
Chapter 42 (215-219)
Mr. Dark continues his search. He calls Jim the __________________ for ____________________________________. He tells Will that __________________ rode the carousel ____________________________________. Charles refuses to move, a boy is sobbing, and Mr. Dark is closing in. Dark finds the boys and simply says, “__________________.”
Chapter 43 (220-225)
Dark pulls the boys off the stacks as they scream. Charles____________________________________ trying to help, but Mr. Dark ______________________________________________________. Dark walks the boys out. The Dust Witch __________ their __________________, __________________, and __________________ shut. I can relate that to ____________________ ______________________________________________. Mr. Dark then sends her to __________________________________.
Chapter 44 (226-231)
The Dust Witch looks for and finds Charles. She tells his__________________ to slow. As this is happening, he thinks about how common life and death are and begins to __________________. The __________________ makes the Dust Witch stumble and get angry. Charles’ __________________ grows until it __________________ the witch who runs away from Charles. I think that this means ______________________________________________________________________________________.
Additional Notes and Ideas:__________________. She refers to Charles as an __________________. When she approaches the grille, Charles ______________________________________________________ to stop her. The witch staggers off and __________________ follows. Mr. Dark asks Charles his name, Charles tells him the truth. Once they are gone, Charles tells the boys to hide until __________________ and then meet him at __________________.
The Dust Witch looks for and finds Charles. She tells his__________________ to slow. As this is happening, he thinks about how common life and death are and begins to __________________. The __________________ makes the Dust Witch stumble and get angry. Charles’ __________________ grows until it __________________ the witch who runs away from Ch