76 pages 2 hours read

Mary Downing Hahn

All The Lovely Bad Ones

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2008

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Chapters 11-15

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 11 Summary

While Travis and Corey are watching TV, the ghost children send them a vision from the past. In it, the Perkins family arrive at the poor house with Caleb and a baby girl. Right after meeting Caleb, Miss Ada slaps him across the face for talking back to her. Though they beg to be kept together, the Perkins are immediately separated into children’s, women’s, and men’s quarters. For his insolence, Miss Ada has Caleb thrown into a cell with only a dirt floor, no window, and no light. It is a tiny, cold room, and Caleb is left there all alone. The vision on the television screen ends, and the siblings are left sitting in the dark, horrified by what they’ve seen. Grandmother comes into the room and tells them to go to bed. Corey tells Travis that she no longer wants to see anything about the poor farm. Travis is unsure if they have any choice in the matter.

Chapter 12 Summary

Seth and the other ghost children wake Travis up in the middle of the night. Travis follows the ghost children out into the hallway, where he finds