"That Skeleton Key" Plot Summary

"That Skeleton Key" Plot Summary
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My section of "Three Skeleton Key" was Part 2. Part 2 started from when the lighthouse keepers ran inside the lighthouse and sealed all openings to when Itchoua was attacked inside his bedroom by rats. in between these two points many things happened. For starters, the lighthouse keepers are first getting a taste of what life would be like trapped inside the lighthouse. Next in the excerpt the men are finding out how stressful life can be when your life is on the line, but then got delirious and started teasing the rats. Third, the men finally got a grip on themselves when part of a window broke. Next I think Le Gleo got a little crazy. He started saying that the island shouldn't be called "Three Skeleton Key" anymore, but now six! Trying to calm themselves the keepers tried counting the rats and then naming them. Furthermore the lighthouse keepers took a risk in order to save themselves. They didn't turn on the "light" in hopes of having people take notice. Now you know what happened in Part 2 of "The Three Skeleton Key."

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  • "We barely had time to leap back, close the door leading onto the gallery, descend the stairs, and shut every window tightly. Luckily the door at the base of the light which we never could have reached in time, was of bronze set in granite and was tightly closed."-"The horrible band, in no measure of time,had swarmed up and over the tower as if it had been a tree,"
  • “They can change the name of this place to Six Skeleton Key.”
  • "Their teeth grated as they pressed against the glass of the lantern room, where they could plainly see us, though they could not reach us. A few millimeters of glass, luckily very strong, separated our faces from their gleaming, beady eyes, their sharp claws and teeth. Their odor filled the tower, poisoned our lungs, and rasped our nostrils with a pestilential, nauseating smell. And there we were, sealed alive in our own light, prisoners of a horde of starving rats."
  • "Nero."
  • 1 3 2...
  • I can't believe it came to this.
  • Its not you fault.
  • "That first night, the tension was so great that we could not sleep."-"we felt that some opening had been made, some window given way,"-"next day we were calmer and amused ourselves teasing the rats,"
  • "But the day after that, we realized how serious our position was."-"at early dawn, I saw the wooden framework of my window, eaten away from the outside, sagging inwards."-"our only distraction was watching the rats whose holds were insecure fall...."
  • "Thinking to calm ourselves and pass the time, we attempted to count them, but we soon gave up."- "Then we tried identifying them, naming them."-----"After debating all of the ninth day, we decided not to light the lantern that night, This is the greatest breach of our service."
  • "At two in the morning, while Itchoua was dozing in his room, the sheet of metal sealing his window gave way. The chief had just time enough to leap to his feet and cry for help, the rats swarming over him."
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