Chapter 2 Summary

Doug arrives at the library early the following Saturday. He is reprimanded by the disagreeable librarian, Mrs. Merriam, for sitting on the front steps. Doug is rude right back to her but then realizes that he sounds "just like Lucas." A second library employee, Mr. Powell, is much friendlier and lets Doug into the library early. When Doug returns to the room where The Arctic Tern is displayed, Mr. Powell comes up and, seeing Doug's interest, informs him that the work's artist is John James Audubon. Mr. Powell asks Doug if he would like to try re-creating the picture himself, but Doug answers curtly, "I don't draw."

On Doug's first day working at the deli, Mr. Spicer gives him a packed wagon and a map with the...

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