It

It

by

Stephen King

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Beverly Marsh Rogan Character Analysis

Beverly is the only girl in the Losers’ Club. She is tomboyish, smokes cigarettes, and demonstrates a talent for marksmanship. Beverly is the daughter of Elfrida Marsh, a server at Derry’s best restaurant, and Al Marsh, a janitor at the Derry Home Hospital. From her father, Beverly inherits her red hair, her lefthanded-ness, and her talent for drawing, which she parlays into a career as a dress designer and the creative force behind Beverly Fashions—a business that she runs with her husband, Tom Rogan. Beverly develops an attraction to abusive men due to her childhood experiences with her father Al, who routinely beats Beverly and is verbally and sexually abusive. Her friendship with the feminist author Kay McCall suggests an aversion to this treatment, though she remains reluctant to disavow Tom, even after fighting with him and leaving him behind in Chicago, where they live. As a child, both to help send It away and to defy her father’s obsessive control over her body, Beverly invites each boy in the Losers’ Club to lose his virginity to her—an act that helps to solidify the group’s bond. Beverly’s beauty and curvaceous figure, along with her gender, are points of distinction that King depicts as both blessings and burdens. She is objectified sexually by most men who enter her life, particularly her father and her husband. The only males who do not sexualize her are (most of) the other members of the Losers’ Club. During childhood, she harbors a crush on Bill Denbrough. They have a brief affair during their reunion in Derry as adults. She is also the lifelong object of Ben Hanscom’s love, and the two end up together at the end of the novel. Beverly does not return to Chicago, but goes back to Nebraska with Ben.

Beverly Marsh Rogan Quotes in It

The It quotes below are all either spoken by Beverly Marsh Rogan or refer to Beverly Marsh Rogan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 1 Quotes

Her father tucked her in as he always did, and kissed her forehead. Then he only stood there for a moment in what she would always think of as “his” way of standing, perhaps of being: bent slightly forward, hands plunged deep—to above the wrist—in his pockets, the bright blue eyes in his mournful basset-hound's face looking down at her from above. In later years, long after she stopped thinking about Derry at all, she would see a man sitting on the bus or maybe standing on a corner with his dinnerbucket in his hand, shapes, oh shapes of men, sometimes seen as day closed down, sometimes seen across Watertower Square in the noonlight of a clear windy autumn day, shapes of men, rules of men, desires of men: or Tom, so like her father when he took off his shirt and stood slightly slumped in front of the bathroom mirror to shave. Shapes of men.

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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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Page Number: 70
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He looked at her, eyes narrowed, mouth smiling casually, completely alive, ready to see what would come next, how she would react. His cock was stiffening in his pants, but he barely noticed. That was for later. For now, school was in session. He replayed what had just happened. Her face. What had that third expression been, there for a bare instant and then gone? First the surprise. Then the pain. Then the (nostalgia) look of a memory . . . of some memory. It had only been for a moment. He didn't think she even knew it had been there, on her face or in her mind. Now: now. It would all be in the first thing she didn't say. He knew that as well as his own name […] He had regressed her. He was in this car with a child. Voluptuous and sexy as hell, but a child.

Related Characters: Beverly Marsh Rogan, Tom Rogan
Page Number: 110
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Chapter 9 Quotes

Oh!” He smiled a little at her now, as if pleased by this explanation. “Was that it? Damn! If you'd told me, Beverly, I never would have hit you. All girls are scared of spiders. Sam Hill! Why didn’t you speak up?” He bent over the drain and she had to bite her lip to keep from crying out a warning . . . and some other voice spoke deep inside her, some terrible voice which could not have been a part of her; surely it was the voice of the devil himself: Let it get him, if it wants him. Let it pull him down. Good-fucking-riddance. She turned away from that voice in horror. To allow such a thought to stay for even a moment in her head would surely damn her to hell…

Page Number: 403
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Chapter 19 Quotes

She looked back and here he came again, Al Marsh, janitor and custodian, a gray man dressed in khaki pants and a khaki shirt with two flap pockets, a keyring attached to his belt by a chain, his hair flying. But he wasn’t in his eyes—the essential he who had washed her back and punched her in the gut and had done both because he worried about her, worried a lot, the he who had once tried to braid her hair when she was seven, made a botch of it, and then got giggling with her about the way it stuck out everyway, the he who knew how to make cinnamon eggnogs on Sunday that tasted better than anything you could buy for a quarter at the Derry Ice Cream Bar, the father-he, maleman of her life, delivering a mixed post from that other sexual state. None of that was in his eyes now. She saw blank murder there. She saw It there.

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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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Beverly Marsh Rogan Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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At Beverly Marsh Rogan’s Chicago home, her husband, Tom Rogan, is nearly asleep when the phone rings.... (full context)
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...eldest of four children and was left responsible for them after his father Ralph died. Beverly Rogan appears scared and frightened—not of Tom, but of what she heard on the phone.... (full context)
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Tom Rogan swings the belt at his wife, Beverly, who grabs it away from him. He scolds her for this. A fight ensues after... (full context)
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Tom Rogan goes after his wife once more, but Beverly now has his belt, swings it, and hits him in the mouth. Blood pours out... (full context)
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Tom goes after Beverly again, but this time, she swings the belt low and hits him between the legs.... (full context)
Chapter 4: Ben Hanscom Takes a Fall
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...asks for their attention while she hands out their report cards. Sally Mueller turns to Beverly Marsh, whom she never speaks to normally, and says that she hopes she passed. Beverly... (full context)
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...their report cards. When Ben Hanscom’s turn comes, he rises and steals a glance at Beverly Marsh while he passes. Ben is obese but hides it with baggy sweatshirts. He decides... (full context)
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...Victor goes to join “Belch” Huggins, who is standing in the street, smoking a cigarette. Beverly comes out behind Ben and they wish each other a good summer. He watches her... (full context)
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...around six. He goes to McCarron Park and sits under a tree, whispering, “I love Beverly Marsh” under his breath, and whispering her name as “Beverly Hanscom.” As he leaves the... (full context)
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...thinks that if he continues to eat candy, particularly in the large quantities he buys, Beverly Marsh will never look at him. Then again, he feels that Beverly is a pleasant... (full context)
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...place in the book and asks Mrs. Starrett for a postcard. He addresses it to Beverly Marsh. He writes Beverly a haiku, which he learned to write in Mrs. Douglas’s class.... (full context)
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While Ben imagines Beverly reading the poem and offering to kiss him for writing it, Henry Bowers, Victor Criss,... (full context)
Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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...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 future Losers’ Club—are all in their... (full context)
Chapter 8: Georgie’s Room and the House on Neibolt Street
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On Saturday, Richie, Ben, and Beverly go to see Michael Landon play in I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Ben is quiet... (full context)
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...way. They meet outside of the Aladdin Theater. Halfway up Center Street Hill he sees Beverly Marsh approaching. Richie likes Beverly because she is tough and has a good sense of... (full context)
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Richie and Beverly look around for Ben when the movie is about to start. They see Ben rush... (full context)
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As Richie, Beverly, and Ben leave the theater, Ben is confronted by Henry Bowers. Beverly tells Henry to... (full context)
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Richie proposes that they go down to the Barrens. Beverly has not yet been there with them. When they arrive, she declares it “beautiful.” They... (full context)
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...house on 29 Neibolt Street and investigate the leper that Eddie thinks he has seen. Beverly Marsh shows up around three o’clock and the three children play in the Barrens. Later,... (full context)
Chapter 9: Cleaning Up
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Beverly Rogan is on an airplane, flying high over New York State. She laughs and stifles... (full context)
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Before leaving Chicago, Beverly calls Kay McCall first. Kay is thrilled to hear that Beverly has left Tom She... (full context)
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Beverly takes a Greyhound north to Milwaukee, using the money that Kay McCall gives her. Despite... (full context)
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Beverly Marsh is eleven again and is leaning over the bathroom sink, from which she hears... (full context)
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When Beverly shrieks about something in the bathroom, and Al Marsh asks if someone has been peeking... (full context)
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Al Marsh does not see anything in the pipes. He hugs Beverly and tells her to go to bed. She feels love for him again. She reasons... (full context)
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Beverly awakes when the alarm goes off in her parents’ bedroom. She looks at herself in... (full context)
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Elfrida and Beverly clean their house. While Elfrida changes into her serving uniform, she asks if Beverly will... (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... (full context)
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Beverly is embarrassed, and her feelings are hurt. She calls out, in a shrill voice, that... (full context)
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Beverly, Ben, and Eddie pool their money and buy ice cream frappes at the drug store.... (full context)
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The children go in through the back door because Beverly is afraid of her neighbor seeing her walk into her apartment with three boys while... (full context)
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Beverly presses Stan to tell her what he once saw. He says that, on a rainy... (full context)
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...the Standpipe had offended him more than frightened him. They offended his sense of order. Beverly asks if he will at least go with them while they talk to Bill, and... (full context)
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Beverly leaves the boys outside of the Kleen-Kloze laundromat and takes the rags home by herself.... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Reunion
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...his chair back so that he is leaning against the wall and whispering something to Beverly Marsh that causes her to giggle. Eddie Kaspbrak is on Beverly’s left. His aspirator is... (full context)
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Mike orders drinks. They find out that Beverly Marsh is now “Beverly Rogan.” She says that she is married to a wonderful man... (full context)
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Beverly senses where the story is going and tells Ben that he does not need to... (full context)
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...died. Mike says that he died the night before last, when Mike made the calls. Beverly asks if he committed suicide, and Mike says that he did. (full context)
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...not in public documents. Ben surmises that something is going on, but it is private. Beverly compares the occurrences in Derry to a cancer, but that is not quite right, Mike... (full context)
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...jacket pocket and when they are out of sight, everyone feels a sense of relief. Beverly finds it incredible that nine children have died and no one has been responsive. Mike... (full context)
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...back in effect. Mike mentions that the really sincere ones get scared enough to leave. Beverly recalls the message written on the wall: “Come home.” Mike supposes that It may want... (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... (full context)
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Before they leave, Beverly prompts everyone to open and eat their fortune cookies. Bill worries that the fortune cookies... (full context)
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...from the cookie. Yellowish goo flows out of the cookie and puddles onto the tablecloth. Beverly leaves, thinking that she has to vomit. She is coming out of the restroom when... (full context)
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...Its old tricks. Bill figures that It latches on to whatever is on people’s minds. Beverly was thinking of blood and Eddie was thinking of the crickets in his basement. Ben... (full context)
Chapter 11: Walking Tours
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...Kansas Street, but to nowhere in particular. He vaguely recalls his silver dollar and how Beverly saved their lives with it. He looks down and thinks that he sees a turtle,... (full context)
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Eddie gets off the bus at the corner of Kansas Street and Kossuth Lane. Beverly has already climbed off the bus near Lower Main Street, and Mike drives his car... (full context)
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...while. He struggles to remember what they became. He remembers seeing Patrick Hocksetter down there. Beverly said that Patrick had done something bad and It took him. Eddie can only remember... (full context)
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Beverly walks down Main Street from the Derry Town House, where she is staying. She thinks... (full context)
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Beverly thinks that she remembers Ben saying that he wrote the poem. She also thinks that... (full context)
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Beverly rings the bell twice. She hears someone approaching and the sound is just as she... (full context)
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...money well, allowing her to live in modest comfort in her later years. She invites Beverly to look around her old apartment while the tea boils. When Beverly is in the... (full context)
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Suddenly, Beverly is frightened and wants to leave Mrs. Kersh’s apartment. Mrs. Kersh goes on talking, sounding... (full context)
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...say that she loved her father, who gave birth to her by defecating her out. Beverly looks down into her tea cup and realizes that there is no tea in her... (full context)
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Suddenly, the witch transforms into Beverly’s father, Al Marsh. Her father staggers toward her and his face hangs “with doughy, running... (full context)
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The clown disappears. The house, Beverly notices, is crumbling and deserted. She wonders if she was really in there. She looks... (full context)
Chapter 12: Three Uninvited Guests
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Tom Rogan calls Kay McCall around noon, inquiring after Beverly Marsh Rogan. Kay tells him that she has not seen Beverly in a couple of... (full context)
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...house and do much worse to her, he says. He then demands to know why Beverly went back, but Kay says that she does not know; Beverly did not tell her.... (full context)
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Kay decides that she must warn Beverly that Tom is going to look for her. She finds Beverly Rogan registered at the... (full context)
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...wife, Audra Phillips. Tom thinks for a moment about how Audra looks like his wife, Beverly. When he gets to Bangor International Airport, he gets a newspaper and goes to the... (full context)
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...it gets him along Route 2. He stops to buy a carton of cigarettes for Beverly, thinking of how he will make her eat each one. (full context)
Chapter 13: The Apocalyptic Rockfight
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...fire off Stanley’s Black Cats. As Stanley unwraps them, they all hear an explosion nearby. Beverly asks if it is dynamite. Stanley asks if they still want to shoot off the... (full context)
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...says, then Richie takes off his glasses, folds them, and puts them inside his shirt. Beverly asks why he does that. Richie says that he is not sure why but goes... (full context)
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...rocks, too, but they are mostly pebbles. He throws one of the larger ones at Beverly and hits her in the arm, cutting her. This sends Ben into a rage. Ben... (full context)
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Henry, however, still resists the demand to leave and calls Beverly and Mike names. This prompts four rocks to go flying. Henry is helpless and the... (full context)
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...looks at him, then at everyone else, and senses that their group is somehow complete. Beverly asks Mike what his name is. Stanley then asks him if he wants to shoot... (full context)
Chapter 14: The Album
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...now is to finish the job of catching up, “of stapling past to the present.” Beverly remembers that they were digging out the clubhouse when Mike brought his father’s photo album... (full context)
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...to offer his thanks to the group for helping him get away from the bullies. Beverly asks if he would like one of her cigarettes and Mike politely refuses. Mike issues... (full context)
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...club. No one raises a hand. Bill then asks who wants to tell the secret. Beverly sighs and looks at Mike, then she begins telling him about all of the children... (full context)
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...time that he really allows himself to think about it, except in his nightmares. At Beverly’s prompting, he goes on with his story about the clown. He saw it while he... (full context)
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...reason there is so much cancer in the world is because people like Richie and Beverly smoke cigarettes. Bill Denbrough calls “beep-beep” to bring an end to their bickering and finish... (full context)
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...picture as long as the plastic cover is on. He then lifts it up and Beverly screams. The clown is now rushing toward them. It then leaps up a lamppost in... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Smoke-Hole
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...for booze. Eddie is drinking gin-and-prune juice, Bill drinks bourbon, Mike opens another beer, and Beverly finishes her third screwdriver. Eddie breaks the silence that has overtaken the group and asks... (full context)
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...Cullum, but there is not much that they have to tell him. In the present, Beverly prompts Richie to get to the core of his story, but he is figuring out... (full context)
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...on my bridge?” Richie Tozier goes into one of his voices—Pancho Vanilla. This routine sends Beverly and Ben, who is sitting next to her, go into a fit of giggles. Beverly... (full context)
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...prompts Ben to tell Bill and Richie “the story” and see what they think. Ben, Beverly says, was telling a story about an “Indian ceremony,” which she thinks would be bad... (full context)
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...wood. It takes an hour for them to cut four or five armfuls of branches. Beverly and Richie go to the bank of the Kenduskeag and collect stones. Richie then tells... (full context)
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Beverly takes out a book of matches. She lights a match and burns it out before... (full context)
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...throws more sticks on the smoky fire. Then, Ben gets up and leaves. Eddie and Beverly are next. Bill begins to cough and can’t stop. Richie encourages him to leave, so... (full context)
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Richie’s eyes flutter open and Beverly is kneeling beside him, wiping his mouth with a handkerchief. The others stand behind her,... (full context)
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Beverly asks if Richie really had a vision, like in Ben’s book. Richie says that, if... (full context)
Chapter 16: Eddie’s Bad Break
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Beverly remembers that all of Henry’s friends died on July 20th. She and Bill prompt Eddie... (full context)
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...pressing against his arm. For a moment, he has the idea that the nurse is Beverly Marsh. Eddie drifts away again and wakes up to see his mother talking to Dr.... (full context)
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...did actually show up). He sees Bill and Richie riding double on Silver. He sees Beverly wearing a green dress, though she never wears dresses. He sees them coming at 2:00... (full context)
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Then Sonia looks over at Beverly Marsh, who “[flashes] a pair of decidedly slutty jade eyes at Sonia.” Sonia thinks that... (full context)
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...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 to her being... (full context)
Chapter 17: Another One of the Missing: The Death of Patrick Hockstetter
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The adult Eddie finishes telling his story and pours himself another drink. He then asks Beverly if she saw It take Patrick Hocksetter, the day after she and the others visited... (full context)
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Beverly thinks back to that day during the summer, when she was becoming more conscious of... (full context)
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Beverly also remembers the Bullseye slingshot. Ben recalls that she put a hole in something that... (full context)
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Beverly walks toward the dump, carrying her skates and the Bullseye slingshot. She hears a shout,... (full context)
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Out of sight, Beverly’s first thought is to get away. Then, she thinks that she will be seen if... (full context)
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...Hocksetter sticks his behind in Henry’s face. Henry holds up a lighter and flicks it. Beverly’s jaw drops when she sees a blue flame look as though it is coming out... (full context)
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...if it went twenty feet because Henry nearly burned his ass off. This comment causes Beverly’s fit of giggles to intensify, becoming more and more like silent screams. Her belly hurts,... (full context)
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...pick corn. Then “Belch” announces that he has to leave to make his paper route. Beverly watches the two boys leave and sneezes three times, quickly and quietly, into her cupped... (full context)
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...farts. Patrick then offers to show Henry something. Patrick says that it feels good. Then, Beverly hears nothing from the two boys. She is curious to look. She does not know... (full context)
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Beverly waits, but nothing happens. Five minutes drag by. It also makes her uneasy not to... (full context)
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Beverly thinks that, if Patrick does happen to see her, she could easily outrun him. He... (full context)
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At first, Beverly does not know what she is seeing. All that she knows is that Patrick Hocksetter... (full context)
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Beverly feels a flash of heat in her left arm and thinks that she has been... (full context)
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Beverly wants to flee but her curiosity gets the better of her again. She follows a... (full context)
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...the Losers’ Club, except for Eddie, are crouched in the bushes near the spot where Beverly saw Patrick Hocksetter open his fridge. The smell of rain is in the air and... (full context)
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...the refrigerator. Bill says that he can sense that It is afraid of the group. Beverly agrees; then, Bill, in a moment of vulnerability, asks for the group’s help. The children... (full context)
Chapter 18: The Bullseye
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...the flashback, Bill insists that Ben make the silver slugs, just as he insists that Beverly hold the slingshot. Ben asks if Bill has the molds and Bill hands them over.... (full context)
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...his pocket and takes out a silver dollar, which he drops into a makeshift crucible. Beverly notes that Ben’s father gave him the coin. He then asks for matches and a... (full context)
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...invites everyone to play Monopoly for an hour, while the silver hardens in the molds. Beverly says that she has to call home. When she does, she realizes that there will... (full context)
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Elfrida then asks if any of her daughter’s girlfriends are there. Beverly does not have any girlfriends and suddenly wishes that she were talking to her father.... (full context)
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Beverly joins the others at the table where they are playing Monopoly. Stanley wins. Bill moves... (full context)
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...and Richie are riding double on Silver. Stanley thinks that the windows look like eyes. Beverly notes the terrible smell. Bill asks if everyone still wants to go in. Eddie fumbles... (full context)
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...a “sour old smell.” Bill reaches the broken cellar window and looks into the cellar. Beverly asks if he can see anything. Bill points out the coal pile that he and... (full context)
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...others follow him. Bill signals for everyone to go upstairs. They enter a dirty kitchen. Beverly opens a cupboard and a rat tumbles toward her. She thinks that It wants her... (full context)
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...black. They walk down the hall and Bill grabs the knob to the third door. Beverly is next to him with the Bullseye raised. The door opens to a bedroom. Bill... (full context)
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...the sound maddening and thinks that a giant cricket is behind the door. He tells Beverly to shoot it through the door before it can get them. Before Beverly can pull... (full context)
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Beverly raises her Bullseye, ready to shoot a silver slug, when something explodes from the pipe.... (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... (full context)
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The Werewolf attacks Bill again and Richie screams for Beverly to shoot it. Beverly aims for the right eye and misses by less than half... (full context)
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...the Werewolf. Bill again tells everyone that they should leave before It decides to return. Beverly asks for someone’s shirt to replace the one that Ben has ripped. Bill gives her... (full context)
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...back in the clubhouse. It is cool inside, and they sit without talking very much. Beverly and Richie pass a cigarette back and forth. Ben keeps thinking that everything that happened... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
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The group prepares to leave. Suddenly, Beverly screams and looks down at her hands. Her hand opens and is bleeding. Bill sees... (full context)
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...on the top step. Ben is standing on the bottom step, watching as Bill and Beverly depart together. Beverly tells Bill about how much she hated her father and begins to... (full context)
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It is 11:30 AM when Beverly returns to house on Lower Main Street. As soon as she walks in, her father... (full context)
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Al strikes Beverly in the face as he tells her that he has seen that she is getting... (full context)
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Al throws Beverly aside. He says that someone told him that Beverly plays in the Barrens with boys... (full context)
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Al tells Beverly that he has seen her smoking. This time, he strikes her with the palm of... (full context)
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Beverly explains to her father how she and the other boys simply play in the Barrens.... (full context)
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Beverly asks her father who told her that she and the boys play in the Barrens.... (full context)
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Beverly bolts out of the screen door and feels her father’s fingers skid down the back... (full context)
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Beverly runs toward downtown and crosses the Canal. Her father screams at her, calling her “a... (full context)
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Beverly darts between Feldman’s Storage and the Tracker Brothers’ Annex. This covert is too narrow to... (full context)
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Al walks slowly down the sidewalk. He does not see Beverly. She picks herself up slowly. Her clothes are covered with garbage. She cannot imagine going... (full context)
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Beverly does not hear footfalls behind her, as the boys following her are taking pains to... (full context)
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...six-inch blade emerges. He bounces the switchblade in his palm and walks a little faster. Beverly does not hear the approaching bullies, but she turns her head, based on a feeling,... (full context)
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Back on Kansas Street at 12:20 PM in 1958, Henry approaches Beverly, calling her a “cunt.” Beverly starts to run but Henry pulls her back by her... (full context)
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Henry turns back to Beverly, smiling again. Beverly lifts her foot and kicks him in the balls. Henry’s grin turns... (full context)
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Back near the Derry Town House in 1985, it is 2:00 AM and Beverly and Bill are walking back to their rooms. Beverly tells Bill that the Losers’ Club... (full context)
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Bill gets his keys to Room 311. If they had gone to Beverly’s room on the fifth floor, they would have seen the message light blinking on her... (full context)
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Bill and Beverly make love and, during her second orgasm, the window of memory opens. She recalls a... (full context)
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Beverly and Bill go to sleep. She feels Bill’s arm cradling her breast and has a... (full context)
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Beverly and Ben listen for the approach of the bullies. Henry points out to Victor and... (full context)
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Ben and Beverly sit for a while without saying anything. She feels safe, and images of her father’s... (full context)
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Beverly goes on to tell Ben about how an old lady saw the bullies trying to... (full context)
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Henry thinks back to the day when Beverly kicked him in the balls and Victor Criss and “Belch” Huggins helped him get into... (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 were standing right... (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 Ben climb... (full context)
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...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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Beverly is panting when she reaches them and tells them how Henry has a knife and... (full context)
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Beverly turns away from Henry and looks “along the bore of the inflow pipe.” If enough... (full context)
Chapter 20: The Circle Closes
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...has balloons, and he and his friends hear them. What matters to Tom is that Beverly is up there with those kids. It occurs to Tom that Beverly has been doing... (full context)
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...says that it doesn’t matter where the voice comes from, only that the voice wants Beverly and the rest of them to “take a whuppin.” Tom listens while the voice from... (full context)
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...way, and there is a door. In the dream, she thinks that her name is “Beverly.” (full context)
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Beverly and Bill dress quickly and go to Eddie’s room. They hear a phone bell ring... (full context)
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Bill asks Eddie where the knife is. Beverly looks for it on the floor, but Eddie tells her not to bother, because he... (full context)
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Beverly asks for Mike Hanlon, and voice asks her who is calling. She counters, “Who are... (full context)
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...about Mike’s condition. He tells the others that Mike is alive but in grave condition. Beverly begins to cry. Bill asks Beverly if she still wants to go to the police.... (full context)
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Bill grabs the matches that Beverly has brought and lights one. Then, he yanks the purse away from Ben. Bill unzips... (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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In 1958, the Losers’ Club enters the tunnels at 2:15 PM. Beverly and Richie have ten matches between them, but Bill won’t let them use them. The... (full context)
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...others to be careful. Suddenly, the others come tumbling out of the pipe. Bill asks Beverly if any of the matches are still good. She says that she has kept them... (full context)
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...system has fallen into disuse. Bill says in a mechanical voice that Audra is dead. Beverly tries to help him snap out of it so that he can help them. Bill... (full context)
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...drop-off at the end, though it still surprises him. He asks Richie for matches, but Beverly offers some. Bill strikes a match and sees his wife’s wedding ring on the ground.... (full context)
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...steadily. The eye stares at them. Bill cannot move, and he senses that It approaches. Beverly feels one of Its tentacles slip around her ear, and tells Ben that It has... (full context)
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...Bill strikes another match and they all see thick, cloudy goo running from his arm. Beverly notices that the eye has eaten Eddie’s shoe. Bill says they are getting close to... (full context)
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They are approaching “Derry’s dark and ruined heart.” Mike and Beverly are able to feel that evil power. They crane their necks back to look at... (full context)
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From behind them, they can hear Henry Bowers screaming. The group continues on, holding hands. Beverly notices a blank wall ahead, broken by a single door. There is a mark on... (full context)
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...the aged Losers’ Club comes to the place where they had once seen the Eye. Beverly begins to ask Bill how his wife knew to come. Bill says that he mentioned... (full context)
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...come toward him. He has a balloon face and his body consists of rotted leaves. Beverly shrieks. (full context)
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...through is getting larger and larger. It is no longer a tunnel. Their footfalls echo. Beverly whispers that they are approaching the door that they first came to twenty-seven years before.... (full context)
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The adult Beverly shrieks and clings to Bill while a nightmarish spider “from beyond time and space” scurries... (full context)
Chapter 22: The Ritual of Chüd
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...that he sees Eddie near the ceiling, with both of his legs and arms gone. Beverly and Mike cling to each other like Hansel and Gretel, as the Spider reaches the... (full context)
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...there, some half-eaten and half-rotten. Richie sees a woman in the web who looks like Beverly. Spittle dribbles from her chin. Richie sees another body crumpled near hers, which bears some... (full context)
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...back to consciousness. Eddie feels his life-blood running out of him. He looks up at Beverly and sees that she is crying. His last words are to Richie: “Don’t call me... (full context)
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...Everyone asks Bill if he knows what to do next, but he does not. Then, Beverly says that she has an idea to help solidify their bond, to help ensure that... (full context)
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Back in Its lair in 1985, Bill sees It getting away again. Beverly cradles Eddie’s head in her lap and prompts Richie Tozier to go with Bill, to... (full context)
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Beverly is alone in the darkness with Eddie’s body. She does not want to leave him... (full context)
Chapter 23: Out
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...asks Bill to hold on to him while he throws up. Ben cries out for Beverly, who still has Eddie’s head in her lap. Bill picks up his wife, Audra, who... (full context)
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...is going back to the Town House to sleep for about sixteen hours. Richie asks Beverly for a cigarette, but she says that she thinks she will quit again. Bill tells... (full context)
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...cool and peaceful. They 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... (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 with him,... (full context)
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...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 together. He... (full context)