Chapter 14 Summary

The Dodecahedron Leads the Way

The road ahead of the travelers divides into three branches, and an enormous road sign points in all three directions giving the distance to Digitopolis in miles, rods, yards, feet, inches, and half-inches. The Humbug wants to travel by miles because it is shorter, but Milo prefers half-inches because it is quicker. All Tock knows is that which road they take must make a difference.

A peculiar little man appears and tells them it does, indeed, matter which road they take. The man is constructed of lines and angles, marked with capital and small letters, connected together into a solid, many-sided shape. He introduces himself as the Dodecahedron, a mathematical...

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