S: The Whipping Boy
FC: The Whipping Boy by Peter Sis Created by Zac Conser
1: In the book "Whipping Boy" a kid named Jemmy is taken from the sewers where he was a rat catcher. He was used as a whipping boy for the local prince. In the book they never mentioned the prince's real name besides Prince Brat. Prince Brat acquired his name from the many pranks he pulled on the castle guests, these guests consists of nobles and other kingdom rulers. The king would get enraged when the prince would pull pranks that he had to take it at out someone and he couldn't hit the prince. Thats why he got a whipping boy. Brat would get so mad because Jemmy wouldn't squeal when whipped.
2: Because of this, Brat has an idea to run away with Jemmy. During the dark night they get out of the castle and steal a horse from the royal stable. They only have a few minutes of freedom until being taken captive by Billy and Cutwater - two bandits on the run from the law. Eventually the boys get tired of the bandits and run away again. After running into things as weird as dancing bears they finally find a carnival where they find potatoes and juice, the only thing they've eaten since the garlic at Billy and Cutwater's place. Sitting by a fire enjoying their freedom the most expectable people come out from the woods, Billy and Cutwater emerge.
3: Both of the groups see each other and run to the sewers. Thankfully Jemmy runs into a old friend who knows the sewers inch by inch and they run and guide the thugs into the cat sized sewer rats who attack them and chase them away never to come back. After this Brat convinces his dad to let Jemmy come back and not be punished and live leisurely.
4: My favorite scene was when Billy and Cutwater chased Jemmy and Brat and their friend into the sewer. Its my favorite scene because they think they have them cornered although they have no clue that they are about to go screaming out of there. Jemmy takes the cage that he found and banged the wall sending the rats at Billy and Cutwater.
5: If I was in the whipping boy I would be a person who would find them for the king. I would make a big difference in the book because I would catch them and who knows what would happen to Jemmy and Brat . One thing I know is that I would catch up with them and not take them back, but treat them as my friends and run away with them.