Chapter 9 Summary

It’s All in How You Look at Things

As Dictionopolis disappears behind them, all the strange and unknown lands between the kingdom of words and the kingdom of numbers stretch before them. The Humbug is “happily resigned to the trip,” and soon they arrive at the edge of a dense forest. A large road sign says, “This Is the Scenic Route: Straight Ahead to Point of View.” The travelers see nothing but more trees, and the forest grows denser as they continue until they can no longer see the sky above them.

The forest ends abruptly and the road ends on a broad promontory; below them they can see the land they had just traveled. Milo exclaims that it is a beautiful sight, and a strange...

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