Chapters 25-26 Summary
When the children return to the Star-Palace, Victor has escaped. They find a note from him promising not to tell anyone about their hideout or to call Prosper and Bo’s aunt and uncle—as long as the children do not do their robbery. Riccio wants to go catch Victor again, but Mosca points out that they have no way of doing so.
When Prosper realizes that the other children want to do the Conte’s job, he is shocked. He takes Hornet aside and begs her to rethink the decision. Now that they know Scipio has never stolen anything in his life, they have no reason to think he can help them steal the wing. Hornet says they do not need Scipio to help them:
The Conte won’t care who gets the wing...
(The entire section is 616 words.)