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What clue is given at the end of the second section in Chapter 8?

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westleighm | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2010 at 12:43 PM via web

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What clue is given at the end of the second section in Chapter 8?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 30, 2010 at 11:08 PM (Answer #1)

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In the book The Westing Game a group of people are brought together to participate in a game that will reveal the true heir of Mr. Westing's estate.  Each person is given different clues that are supposed to help him or her figure out who had murdered he mysterious Mr. Westing.

In chapter 8 the participants find themselves trapped in an apartment building because of a snow blizzard that had left fifteen-foot snow drifts.  People have partnered in order to expedite the process of solving clues. 

Turtle sells handmade candles after the electricity goes out leaving the people in the dark.

There are several sets of clues in Chapter 8 and a second part can only be established by dividing the pages of the chapter in half.  However, one set of clues read as follows:

"GOOD HOOD FROM SPACIOUS GRACE
     KING QUEEN PURPLE WAVES
  ON(NO) GRAINS MOUNTAIN EMPTY" (60)

Yet, the most important clue is written in Turtle's newspaper and reads that Mr. Westing was an abbot chess player.

The object of the Westing game was to win.

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