Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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What is a summary of chapter 12 in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief?

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Chapter Twelve of The Lightning Thief takes place in between two monster attacks. Chapter Eleven finds Percy, Annabeth, and Grover battling Medusa, and in Chapter Thirteen they will face yet another monster. Chapter Twelve shows the heroes as they escape Medusa and are looking for a place to spend the...

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Chapter Twelve of The Lightning Thief takes place in between two monster attacks. Chapter Eleven finds Percy, Annabeth, and Grover battling Medusa, and in Chapter Thirteen they will face yet another monster. Chapter Twelve shows the heroes as they escape Medusa and are looking for a place to spend the night as well as trying to come up with a plan to get them to Los Angeles. As the heroes are trying to come up with answers, Grover reveals that he was eager to join the quest so that he could search for Pan.

During the night, Percy has a dream where someone from the Underworld asks Percy to help him rise. He believes that the dream is from Hades. Annabeth is starting to question the events, as the Furies seem intent on finding something, and as she and Percy are discussing this, Grover appears with the solution to their money problems: a pink poodle who ran away from home and has agreed to go back so that the heroes can claim the $200 reward and head west.

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In chapter twelve, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover have just escaped Medusa. They make camp in the woods and agree to sleep in shifts so that they can keep watch. Grover talks about wanting his searcher's license so that he can look for Pan, the God of Wild Places, who disappeared two millennia ago, and he is very sad about the state of nature and what humans have done to it. He reveals to Percy that no searcher has ever returned alive in that time, including his father and uncle (who they saw, having been turned to stone, at Medusa's). Grover plays some Mozart on his pipe and puts Percy to sleep.

Percy has a dream that an ominous voice asks him for help and to bring it the lightning bolt, and he feels that the thing is using him to pull itself up from the bottom of a pit. When he awakens, Grover has made friends with a poodle named Gladiola who is willing to let them turn him in for the reward money, $200. They'll use this money for train tickets.

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