A Wrinkle as Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Contributed by Ariane Heyne
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Chapter 1

Meg Murry tosses and turns in her attic bedroom on a dark and stormy night.

She can't sleep because she is thinking about all that seems wro...

Chapter 2

Next morning, Meg wakes up to wonder whether the irrational events of the previous night were merely a dream, but her mother assures her that "you ...

Chapter 3

Meg, Charles and Calvin return home to see Mrs. Murry huddle over her Bunsen burner, preparing a dinner of thick stew. Calvin calls his mother to t...

Chapter 4

Meg suddenly feels herself separated from Charles and Calvin and thrust into a silent darkness. She cries out to them but finds herself devoid of b...

Chapter 5

Responding to Meg's questioning, Mrs. Which informs that her father is trapped behind the darkness. Mrs. Whatsit assures Meg that they are going to...

Chapter 6

The Happy Medium with her crystal ball shows the children a battle between the Dark Thing and the stars. Mrs. Whatsit explains that they have just ...

Chapter 7

Calvin wants to enter the CENTRAL Central Intelligence Building alone and then report back to Meg and Charles, but the Murry children insist that M...

Chapter 8

In the grip of IT, Charles sits contentedly eating his turkey dinner. He tells Meg and Calvin that the Man with the Red Eyes is their friend and th...

Chapter 9

Meg jumps forward to meet her father but she cannot enter the column and her father cannot see or hear her. In anger, she throws herself at Charles...

Chapter 10

When Meg regains consciousness, she feels bitterly cold and is unable to move her body or speak. She hears Calvin and her father discussing her con...

Chapter 11

Responding to the tentacled creatures' questions, Calvin says that he is a young boy from a planet determined in fighting off the Dark Thing. The b...

Chapter 12

Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which appear on Ixchel in response to Meg's calls. However, they reveal that they are helpless to save Charles. Mr...

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