It

It

by

Stephen King

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Ben is an overweight social outcast who has no friends until he meets the Losers’ Club. Richie nicknames Ben “Haystack” after the obese wrestler, Haystack Calhoun. Ben is known among adults for being exceptionally polite. Librarians appreciate that he is an avid reader and respectful of the library’s rules, while his fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Douglas appreciates him for being a good student. Ben raises the ire of Henry Bowers when he refuses to allow Henry to cheat off of him during a math test. This prompts Henry to corner Ben in the Barrens, where he tries to carve his name into Ben’s stomach, leaving a scar in the form of a capital “H” on Ben’s body into adulthood. Ben has a crush on Beverly Marsh. He writes and sends her a haiku and, in adulthood, they become a couple and relocate to Nebraska together, where Ben lives. Ben and his mother, Arlene Hanscom, first live together in Derry, then move to Nebraska, where Ben attends high school. In Nebraska, Ben loses weight by taking up running and “gets skinny.” He attends college in California. In adulthood, he is described as “handsome” and becomes an internationally renowned architect. He designs the BBC communications center in London, which he describes as the Derry Public Library’s glass corridor turned vertically. He owns his own Learjet, which he pilots, “and [has] a private landing strip on his farm in Junkins.”

Ben “Haystack” Hanscom Quotes in It

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Chapter 3 Quotes

What a bunch of losers they had been—Stan Uris with his big Jew-boy nose, Bill Denbrough who could say nothing but "Hi-yo, Silver!" without stuttering so badly that it drove you almost dogshit, Beverly Marsh with her bruises and her cigarettes rolled into the sleeve of her blouse, Ben Hanscom who had been so big he looked like a human version of Moby Dick, and Richie Tozier with his thick glasses and his A averages and his wise mouth and his face which just begged to be pounded into new and exciting shapes. Was there a word for what they had been? Oh yes. There always was. Le mot juste. In this case le mot juste was wimps…

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Chapter 4 Quotes

Ben could see the clown's face clearly. It was deeply lined, the skin a parchment map of wrinkles, tattered cheeks, arid flesh. The skin of its forehead was split but bloodless. Dead lips grinned back from a maw in which teeth leaned like tombstones. Its gums were pitted and black. Ben could see no eyes, but something glittered far back in the charcoal pits of those puckered sockets, something like the cold jewels in the eyes of Egyptian scarab beetles. And although the wind was the wrong way, it seemed to him that he could smell cinnamon and spice, rotting cerements treated with weird drugs, sand, blood so old it had dried to flakes and grains of rust…

Page Number: 217
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Chapter 13 Quotes

Glamour, he said, was the Gaelic name for the creature which was haunting Derry; other races and other cultures at other times had different words for it, but they all meant the same thing. The Plains Indians called it a manitou, which sometimes took the shape of a mountain-lion or an elk or an eagle [….] The Himalayans called it a tallus or taelus, which meant an evil magic being that could read your mind and then assume the shape of the thing you were most afraid of. In Central Europe it had been called eylak, brother of the vurderlak, or vampire. In France it was le loup-garou, or skin-changer, a concept that had been crudely translated as the werewolf, but, Bill told them, le loup-garou (which he pronounced “le loopgaroo”) could be anything, anything at all: a wolf, a hawk, a sheep, even a bug.

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Chapter 19 Quotes

He would kill them all, his tormentors, and then those feelings—that he was losing his grip, that he was coming inexorably to a larger world he would not be able to dominate as he had dominated the playyard at Derry Elementary, that in the wider world the fatboy and the nigger and the stuttering freak might somehow grow larger while he somehow only grew older—would be gone.

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Chapter 21 Quotes

Bill marked it as a paper boat. Stan saw it as a bird rising toward the sky—a phoenix, perhaps. Michael saw a hooded face—that of crazy Butch Bowers, perhaps, if it could only be seen. Richie saw two eyes behind a pair of spectacles. Beverly saw a hand doubled up into a fist. Eddie believed it to be the face of the leper, all sunken eyes and wrinkled snarling mouth—all disease, all sickness, was stamped into that face. Ben Hanscom saw a tattered pile of wrappings and seemed to smell old sour spices […] Henry Bowers would see it as the moon, full, ripe…and black.

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Ben “Haystack” Hanscom Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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On the night of May 28, 1985, Ben Hanscom, named “perhaps the most promising architect in America” by Time magazine, is at the... (full context)
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Ben Hanscom then reminisces with Ricky Lee about his childhood, mentioning that he was “a regular... (full context)
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Ben tells Ricky Lee about the call from Mike Hanlon. He says that he will fly... (full context)
Chapter 4: Ben Hanscom Takes a Fall
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Ben Hanscom has boarded his United Airlines flight. He is drunk and stinks of whisky. A... (full context)
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...through the halls of Derry Elementary School on Jackson Street. Mrs. Douglas’s class, in which Ben Hanscom is a student, lets out a cheer. Mrs. Douglas asks for their attention while... (full context)
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Mrs. Douglas calls the children to her desk, one-by-one, to get their report cards. When Ben Hanscom’s turn comes, he rises and steals a glance at Beverly Marsh while he passes.... (full context)
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Mrs. Douglas hands Ben his report card and tells him what a pleasure it has been to have him... (full context)
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Ben takes his rank card and walks fast out of the school building. Someone bumps into... (full context)
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Ben stands at the bottom of the steps for a moment longer and hurries around the... (full context)
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Ben then goes to the Costello Avenue Market and buys some candy. He thinks that if... (full context)
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Henry Bowers watches Ben Hanscom cross the street to the library. Victor Criss and “Belch” Huggins encourage Henry to... (full context)
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...and his gum-stick found the body of Veronica Grogan floating below Derry. Richie Tozier tells Ben Hanscom about how Frankie-or-Freddy pokes around with the gum-stick all day, and then chews the... (full context)
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Ben’s mother, Arlene Hanscom, warns him to come home every night by supper time during the... (full context)
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Arlene Hanscom asks Ben if he has ever seen anything out of the ordinary. Ben considers telling... (full context)
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Back at the library, Ben walks up to the main desk in the Children’s Library and greets Mrs. Starrett. She... (full context)
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While Ben imagines Beverly reading the poem and offering to kiss him for writing it, Henry Bowers,... (full context)
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...Huggins and Victor Criss look nervous. A car passes and Henry Bowers warns that if Ben yells for it, he will cut his belly open. Henry is standing so close that... (full context)
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Everything that happens next occurs very quickly for Ben. Henry Bowers snatches Ben’s sweatshirt all the way up to the nipples and makes a... (full context)
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...Superman, then crashes to the earth. Victor and “Belch” come down the embankment after him. Ben wonders when “this lunacy” will end. Ben sees Henry lying on his back “in the... (full context)
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Henry Bowers lets out “a horrid rusty scream.” Ben is satisfied with the pain that he has caused Henry. Ben scrambles “for the far... (full context)
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The dream is about what happened to Ben in January. It is the first day of school after the long Christmas break. Mrs.... (full context)
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On his way out of the building, Ben feels both terrified and excited. He thinks of Jack London stories in which people freeze... (full context)
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The clown walks toward the Canal bridge where Ben Hanscom is standing. Ben can hear the clud-clud of Its funny shoes as It advances... (full context)
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Ben hurries home and helps himself to “a dinner of noodles and Sunday’s leftover turkey.” He... (full context)
Chapter 5: Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil (I)
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...out of medicine. Bill knows that he cannot leave Eddie alone, so when he sees Ben Hanscom, tattered and bloody from his own fight with Bowers, he calls him over for... (full context)
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Ben stays with Eddie while Bill speeds away on Silver. He dangerously passes a bus, causing... (full context)
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...that anything can happen in Derry and this worries him, but when he returns to Ben and Eddie, he appears cool. He hands Eddie his aspirator. Eddie sticks the aspirator into... (full context)
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Eddie then asks Ben why Henry Bowers, Victor Criss, and “Belch” Huggins were chasing him. Ben explains how Bowers... (full context)
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On the way home, Ben has the idea of buying chocolate milk and spilling it down Eddie’s shirt. The milk... (full context)
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...into George’s room. He, too, misses George—his voice, his laughter. On this night after meeting Ben Hanscom, he opens George’s closet and reaches for his brother’s photo album. The album is... (full context)
Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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...and it is true that his stepfather, Richard Macklin, does not kill him. Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Eddie Kaspbrak, Richie Tozier, Beverly Marsh, Mike Hanlon, and Stanley Uris—the members of the... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Dam in the Barrens
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...dam in the Barrens. Their “baby dam” got destroyed by Victor Criss. Then, they meet Ben Hanscom and build a dam so well that they get into trouble with Officer Nell. (full context)
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Eddie recalls how Ben shows them how to flood out the whole Barrens, if they want to. Bill says... (full context)
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...boards across the stream. They place a second board two feet away from the first. Ben adds rocks and “muddy gook” from the streambed. The rocks and mud take the place... (full context)
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Eddie then asks Ben what his mother said about his appearance when he got home after the fight with... (full context)
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The five boys hang out into the afternoon. Richie offers cigarettes. Only Ben and Bill take one. Richie is known for having about a dozen different voices he... (full context)
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Ben introduces himself to Tozier. Richie introduces Stanley and says that he is a Jew who,... (full context)
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...of George. Eddie is then prompted to share his own story about 29 Neibolt Street. Ben then tells his story about seeing the clown on the frozen Canal. Richie thinks that... (full context)
Chapter 8: Georgie’s Room and the House on Neibolt Street
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Ben confesses to Officer Nell that he is the one who showed the boys how to... (full context)
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...photograph winked. Richie also thinks that the clown was pretending to be the mummy that Ben saw and the hobo that Eddie saw. Bill then wonders if it really is a... (full context)
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On Saturday, Richie, Ben, and Beverly go to see Michael Landon play in I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Ben... (full context)
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...and Stan to go with him but none can make it. He decides to look Ben up and finds Arlene Hanscom’s name in the phone book. Ben has spent his allowance,... (full context)
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Richie and Beverly look around for Ben when the movie is about to start. They see Ben rush around the corner of... (full context)
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As Richie, Beverly, and Ben leave the theater, Ben is confronted by Henry Bowers. Beverly tells Henry to leave Ben... (full context)
Chapter 9: Cleaning Up
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...that the clown has taken him down into the drain and will soon take Beverly, Ben Hanscom, Bill Denbrough, Eddie Kaspbrak, and the others. A red bubble backs up the drain... (full context)
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Around three o’clock, Beverly locks up the apartment and goes out. She comes upon Ben, Eddie, and a boy named Bradley Donovan pitching pennies. Bradley has a lisp. He came... (full context)
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...out, in a shrill voice, that her mother is not a whore but a waitress. Ben and Eddie find this funny and, in a moment, so does she. They make so... (full context)
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Beverly, Ben, and Eddie pool their money and buy ice cream frappes at the drug store. They... (full context)
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...that only they can see. They then go to a laundry to wash the rags. Ben then tells Beverly his story about seeing the clown on the frozen Canal. Eddie talks... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Reunion
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...the table, watching the others with a look of “mixed anxiety, amusement, and concentration, [is] Ben Hanscom.” Bill rubs his head to see if his hair has magically come back. Beverly... (full context)
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Ben Hanscom is the one who has really changed. He has gotten thin. They are all... (full context)
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...be having an affair with Al Pacino as they speak. Everyone knows what Bill and Ben have been up to because they are famous. Beverly has two of Bill’s paperback novels... (full context)
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Ben asks Mike if the library is the same. Mike reaches into his wallet and takes... (full context)
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Beverly senses where the story is going and tells Ben that he does not need to continue, but Bill wants to hear more. The paddling... (full context)
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Richie asks if Ben succeeded in losing the weight. Ben says that he did, but that he first battled... (full context)
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Ben makes amends with his mother by eating lots of a salad that she makes, after... (full context)
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The coach tells Ben that if he does not leave the coach will beat the living crap out of... (full context)
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...Adrian Mellon case. He says that both Don Hagarty and Christopher Unwin saw a clown. Ben says that it must have been Pennywise. Mike says that Harold Gardener was one of... (full context)
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...children and whole families. These are recorded in diary extracts but not in public documents. Ben surmises that something is going on, but it is private. Beverly compares the occurrences in... (full context)
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...to remember how they stopped It. Mike assures him that he will remember in time. Ben wonders what will happen if they do not remember. Mike says, “Then God help us... (full context)
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...each of them and contrasts those accomplishments with his more modest living as a librarian. Ben says that Mike has “kept the lighthouse.” (full context)
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For a moment, Bill’s hand hangs in the air alone. Then Beverly, Mike, and Ben raise their hands. Eddie sits back in his chair, looking as though he wishes he... (full context)
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...mutant cricket. Richie stares down at what comes out of his fortune cookie: an eye. Ben throws his cookie and two teeth are inside, both of which are clotted with blood. (full context)
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...Beverly was thinking of blood and Eddie was thinking of the crickets in his basement. Ben notes that the waitress did not see anything, just as Beverly’s father did not see... (full context)
Chapter 11: Walking Tours
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Richie and Ben end up in the same cab that Bill took to town. The cabbie, Dave, is... (full context)
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Ben walks into the library and feels momentarily disoriented, as though he no longer knows how... (full context)
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A young woman approaches Ben from behind the circulation desk and asks if she can help him. He recognizes her... (full context)
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...Mike Hanlon’s name on a door with a frosted-glass panel. She comes over and asks Ben if he needs any help. He says that he would like to get a library... (full context)
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The voice asks Ben to come up the stairs. Carole Danner looks at him and asks if anything is... (full context)
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...and Ms. Danner prompts the old man, whose name is Mr. Brockhill, to be quiet. Ben, for a moment, thinks that he was the one who screamed out. Ms. Danner then... (full context)
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...to the book that he is reading, something about how a “bullet would tumble.” Suddenly, Ben recalls how he and his friends made slugs—that is, crude metal projectiles—not bullets, since they... (full context)
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Ben then sees the book that he withdrew from the library on the day of his... (full context)
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...turns away, he sees “a cement cylinder with a heavy steel cap on the top.” Ben used to call them Morlock holes. He suddenly remembers that this is where they went... (full context)
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...wanted to believe that Bill sent her the love poem, though she knew it was Ben Hanscom. (full context)
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Beverly thinks that she remembers Ben saying that he wrote the poem. She also thinks that she remembers telling Bill that... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Apocalyptic Rockfight
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Ben, Richie, Stanley, and Bill all believe that Henry Bowers hates them the most, but Henry... (full context)
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Ben mentions how “creepy” it is where they are walking. Bill leads them up the dry... (full context)
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Ben and Richie bend to get rocks, as Bill says, then Richie takes off his glasses,... (full context)
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...the larger ones at Beverly and hits her in the arm, cutting her. This sends Ben into a rage. Ben runs toward Henry and sends him flying upon contact. “Belch” repels... (full context)
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...a semi-circle, each of them bleeding from somewhere. Their silence is broken by Eddie’s wheezing. Ben tries to go to Eddie but suddenly feels ill and heads for the bushes instead,... (full context)
Chapter 14: The Album
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...the same trick that he and Bill saw when looking through George Denbrough’s old album. Ben then says that he remembers what happened to the extra silver dollar. He tells his... (full context)
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...shared interest. Mike asks what they have all been up to. Richie tells Mike how Ben once flooded out the Barrens. Now, the group is going to dig themselves a clubhouse.... (full context)
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...bird as a cross between a sparrow and a robin but with an orange chest. Ben asks what is so special about a bird. Mike responds that the bird was “bigger... (full context)
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...and of how he ran from the Ironworks to escape it. Later, Bill, Richie, and Ben walk to the Derry Public Library, still keeping a close watch out for Henry Bowers... (full context)
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...once suggested that they all had to do something about It as soon as possible. Ben and Richie ask Bill what they should do. He suggests that they use a silver... (full context)
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A week passes, and it is mid-July. The underground club house is nearly finished. Ben and Richie are working on the clubhouse while the others have gone to get more... (full context)
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Richie then attempts to sing a rock-and-roll song, which amuses Ben and Mike. When Mike holds his nose and laughs so hard that tears come out... (full context)
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...performing other gags. Only the children in the photo see him and they shrink away. Ben goes to put his hand to the picture, as Bill did in George’s room, but... (full context)
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Ben thinks that it is okay to touch the picture as long as the plastic cover... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Smoke-Hole
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...group and asks if It knows much about what they are doing in this moment. Ben reminds him that It was there a short while ago. Bill agrees that this means... (full context)
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...Will Hanlon’s photo album down to the Barrens. The clubhouse is done by this time. Ben has read about smoke-holes and shares the idea with the group. Richie pinpoints the day... (full context)
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...there. Richie asks when Bill is going to tell everyone else—everyone except for him and Ben—about his plan to create silver bullets. Bill says that he won’t talk about it today,... (full context)
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...a good idea. Richie thinks that, if anyone has a vision, it will be Bill. Ben thinks that it’s worth trying, though it may only work for Indians. He says that... (full context)
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Ben and Richie go down first, and the others hand down the rocks one by one.... (full context)
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...feet but is unsure if he is going to faint. Bill says that he and Ben pulled Richie and Mike Hanlon out of the clubhouse. Ben says it was very smoky... (full context)
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Beverly asks if Richie really had a vision, like in Ben’s book. Richie says that, if he did, he does not wish to have another. Richie... (full context)
Chapter 16: Eddie’s Bad Break
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...marred by the fact that Eddie is awake and looking at her. Like his friend Ben, he has the ability to look at a face “as if to test the emotional... (full context)
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...how he is doing. They still plan to make a silver bullet using one of Ben’s silver dollars. Beverly says that Bill wants her to shoot It with a slingshot, due... (full context)
Chapter 17: Another One of the Missing: The Death of Patrick Hockstetter
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Beverly also remembers the Bullseye slingshot. Ben recalls that she put a hole in something that day with the slingshot. Ben begins... (full context)
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...happen to see her, she could easily outrun him. He is not as fat as Ben Hanscom, but he is pudgy. She pulls the Bullseye out of her pocket and puts... (full context)
Chapter 18: The Bullseye
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...silver slugs in Zack Denbrough’s workshop on July 23rd, and used them on July 25th. Ben stands up to reveal another scar on his chest. There is the letter “H” from... (full context)
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In the flashback, Bill insists that Ben make the silver slugs, just as he insists that Beverly hold the slingshot. Ben asks... (full context)
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Back in the workshop, Ben looks at the molds carefully and puts them down. Bill and Richie look at him... (full context)
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...watch as molten silver flows from the shell into the funnel. Not a drop spills. Ben says that he has to reheat the silver and takes the blowtorch from Eddie. Ten... (full context)
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...last time they were there. Bill and Beverly slip down into the cellar. She asks Ben to give her the slingshot the second she touches the ground. Ben next turns and... (full context)
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Bill pushes open a door to what might be a parlor. Ben thinks that he hears Pennywise the Clown’s voice speaking to him, as though on a... (full context)
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Bill draws back from the rising cry. Ben finds the sound maddening and thinks that a giant cricket is behind the door. He... (full context)
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...he can in the Barrens. He asserts that this is where It came from—the drains. Ben looks into the pipe and sees Its eyes down in the darkness. (full context)
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...raises her Bullseye, ready to shoot a silver slug, when something explodes from the pipe. Ben would later only remember seeing “a silvery-orange shifting shape” during this confrontation. It is solid,... (full context)
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The Werewolf’s head snaps around and its green eyes fix on Beverly. Ben steps in front of her. The Werewolf lunges at Ben with its greenish-yellow eyes flaring.... (full context)
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...on the Werewolf and Richie screams for her to shoot it again, to kill it. Ben is confused by this because they have no ammo left. Then, he understands. Her fingers... (full context)
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Bill tells everyone that they need to leave. He asks Richie to help him with Ben. Ben looks down at his stomach. The Werewolf has slashed him long and deep but... (full context)
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...they sit without talking very much. Beverly and Richie pass a cigarette back and forth. Ben keeps thinking that everything that happened on Neibolt Street was merely a dream, but he... (full context)
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The children prepare to go home. Later, Ben would still wonder where power, such as the power of the silver slugs comes from.... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
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When Ben finishes his story about the silver slugs, the group still wants to talk. However, it... (full context)
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...the library half a block away. Eddie and Richie are standing on the top step. Ben is standing on the bottom step, watching as Bill and Beverly depart together. Beverly tells... (full context)
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...them for a moment, as though hypnotized, then runs for the clubhouse. As she approaches, Ben stands up. She tells him to shut everything because Henry and his gang are coming.... (full context)
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Beverly and Ben listen for the approach of the bullies. Henry points out to Victor and “Belch” how... (full context)
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Ben and Beverly sit for a while without saying anything. She feels safe, and images of... (full context)
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Beverly goes on to tell Ben about how an old lady saw the bullies trying to beat her up and Henry... (full context)
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The boys look back into the Barrens and see Ben Hanscom helping Beverly Marsh out of a hole in the ground. Victor notes how they... (full context)
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 Henry thinks back to that day when they followed Ben and Beverly up to Kansas Street. The bullies hid in the bushes, watching Beverly and... (full context)
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...have left on vacation. They cross to the Barrens side of Kansas Street and see Ben and Beverly running toward them. (full context)
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...tells them how Henry has a knife and they cannot go down into the Barrens. Ben tells Bill that Henry really has gone crazy, and Beverly retells the story of how... (full context)
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Ben tells Bill that they should run. Two rocks fly out of the bushes and one... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Henry tosses a “fist-sized chunk of rock” and hits Ben in the buttocks. Mike finds a piece of scrapwood left over from building the clubhouse... (full context)
Chapter 20: The Circle Closes
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...tells Beverly to call the others while he splints Eddie’s arm. She calls Richie, then Ben. Both of them agree to come right away. She calls Mike last, but no one... (full context)
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...that she doesn’t; indeed, something unpleasant—something final—could happen to them if they call the police. Ben worries that the odds are against them because they are now two friends short. (full context)
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...to park Silver. They all go to the clearing where the clubhouse once was, and Ben tells them to look. He pulls at the mahogany door they had used to close... (full context)
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...matches that Beverly has brought and lights one. Then, he yanks the purse away from Ben. Bill unzips the purse and turns it over. Amid the Kleenex, makeup, and can of... (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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...that Bill knows is that they have reached the disused portion of the sewage system. Ben thinks that the place smells like the mummy, while Eddie thinks that it smells like... (full context)
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...that It approaches. Beverly feels one of Its tentacles slip around her ear, and tells Ben that It has her. He pulls her away from the tentacle and Beverly screams with... (full context)
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...the eye has eaten Eddie’s shoe. Bill says they are getting close to It, and Ben suggests that they keep moving. (full context)
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Ben says that he is scared. Bill pushes the door tentatively with his fingers. A flood... (full context)
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...and  they get in a circle. Beverly then remembers that they fought It with Chüd. Ben calls to Bill. He hears something coming, and Bill thinks that it may be Audra.... (full context)
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...black as a moonless night. Its jagged mandibles open and close, dripping ribbons of foam. Ben notices that the foam is alive and slithers away like protozoa. The creature is “squealing... (full context)
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...killing his brother, George. It rears up over Bill and buries him in Its shadow. Ben looks into Its “timeless, evil red eyes.” For an instant, he sees the shape behind... (full context)
Chapter 22: The Ritual of Chüd
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...Bill wonders where the Spider is, and Richie says that the lights are going out. Ben yells for everyone to get back because the spiderweb is collapsing. Mike shouts for everyone... (full context)
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...to her next, then Richie. She feels some pleasure now. Then, Stan goes to her. Ben and Bill are the last. She then holds their hands and they form a line,... (full context)
Chapter 23: Out
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Back underground, Bill tells Ben that he and Richie killed It. Ben shakes Richie, who is unconscious. In the darkness,... (full context)
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...connecting the adult library to the Children’s Library explodes. The tunnel, which had so fascinated Ben Hanscom, is never replaced. It seemed to blow up for no apparent reason and no... (full context)
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...can continue on. The bottom of the tunnel is heaped with what feel like bricks. Ben calls out in astonishment—he has found the marquee to the Aladdin Theater! Bill then realizes... (full context)
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...all cut their hands, too, and then join hands. Bill holds Beverly’s left hand while Ben holds her right. He can feel the warmth of her blood mixing with his own.... (full context)
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At last, Ben drops his hands. He starts to say something, shakes his head, then walks away. The... (full context)
Derry: The Last Interlude
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Mike asks about Ben and Beverly. Bill smiles a little and says that Ben invited her back to Nebraska... (full context)
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...what Mike considers an odd but rather lovely thing—Bill leans over and kisses his cheek. Ben and Beverly visit next to say “goodbye.” They have decided to drive back to Nebraska... (full context)
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...Henry Bowers comes to him with his switchblade. He grabs his address book to call Ben. The number is fading from the page, but it is still legible. The call does... (full context)