Chapters 48-49 Summary

Stanley walks back to camp in a daze. He cannot really understand anything that is going on. He learns the lawyer’s name, Ms. Morengo, and he thinks she seems tall even though she is shorter than he is. Mr. Pedanski gives him some juice and a bagel. Stanley drinks but cannot eat.

The Warden invents yet another story, saying the suitcase belongs to Stanley but its contents were stolen from her cabin. She demands that Stanley open the suitcase. Ms. Morengo says not to. As the two women argue, Stanley does nothing at all. Eventually the Attorney General says Stanley and Ms. Morengo can go, but Stanley says he cannot leave Zero; he calls him by his real name, Hector, for the adults’ benefit. “They’ll kill him,”...

(The entire section is 541 words.)