It

It

by

Stephen King

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Eddie Kaspbrak Character Analysis

Eddie is the most fragile member of the Losers’ Club, though a violent childhood incident with Henry Bowers proves that he is stronger than he believes himself to be. Eddie is supposedly asthmatic and develops hypochondria due to the imposed fears of his mother, Sonia Kaspbrak. Eddie’s first confrontation with It is when It shapeshifts into a leper who lives in the abandoned, ramshackle house on 29 Neibolt Street. Eddie is known in childhood for having an excellent sense of direction, which helps the other children navigate through the sewer’s tunnels toward It. Eddie grows up to become the owner of his own limousine company—Royal Crest—which caters to a celebrity clientele in New York City. He is described as a short, balding man with “a timid, rabbit sort of face.” On the night that Eddie receives a phone call from Mike Hanlon, he is due to pick up Al Pacino. His wife, Myra, is very similar to his mother, both in regard to her obesity and her neediness. She begs Eddie not to leave for Derry. While in Derry, Eddie is attacked by Henry Bowers in his hotel room but succeeds in killing his former bully with a letter opener. Eddie is later killed when the Losers’ Club confronts It in its lair. It takes the form of a giant spider and bites off one of Eddie’s arms. At Beverly’s prompting, Eddie’s friends decide to leave his body behind in It's lair, due to the sense that “this is where he’s supposed to be.”

Eddie Kaspbrak Quotes in It

The It quotes below are all either spoken by Eddie Kaspbrak or refer to Eddie Kaspbrak . 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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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scribner edition of It published in 2017.
Chapter 7 Quotes

The leper was crawling out. It was wearing a clown suit, he saw a clown suit with big orange buttons down the front. It saw Eddie and grinned. Its half-mouth dropped open and its tongue lolled out [….] The leper's tongue had not just dropped from its mouth; it was at least three feet long and had unrolled like a party-favor. It came to an arrow-point which dragged in the dirt. Foam, thick-sticky and yellowish, coursed along it. Bugs crawled over it.

Page Number: 318
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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.

Page Number: 683
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 16 Quotes

He looked at his mother, seeing her clear in his pain: each flower on her Lane Bryant dress, the sweat-stains under her arms where the pads she wore had soaked through, the scuff-marks on her shoes. He saw how small her eyes were in their pockets of flesh, and now a terrible thought came to him: those eyes were almost predatory, like the eyes of the leper that had crawled out of the basement at 29 Neibolt Street […] Even through the haze he could see that the nurse was angry and he thought he said, She’s not the leper, please don't think that, she’s only eating me because she loves me, but perhaps nothing came out because the nurse's angry face didn't change.

Related Characters: Eddie Kaspbrak , Sonia Kaspbrak
Page Number: 800-801
Explanation and Analysis:
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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Eddie Kaspbrak Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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Around the same time, Eddie Kaspbrak is busy stuffing his tote-bag full of “bottles and jars and tubes and squeeze-bottles... (full context)
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Eddie Kaspbrak strides away from his wife, Myra, faster and faster to get to the taxi.... (full context)
Chapter 5: Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil (I)
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...control over the bike, which is much too big for him. Bill’s only real friend, Eddie Kaspbrak, helps him get Silver into better shape for riding. Eddie suggests that Bill paint... (full context)
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...bullies’ way. If one cannot do that, then make every effort to make oneself invisible. Eddie forgets that rule and faces consequences. Worse, Eddie’s aspirator runs out of medicine. Bill knows... (full context)
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Ben stays with Eddie while Bill speeds away on Silver. He dangerously passes a bus, causing the driver to... (full context)
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...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 his mouth... (full context)
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Eddie then asks Ben why Henry Bowers, Victor Criss, and “Belch” Huggins were chasing him. Ben... (full context)
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...the way home, Ben has the idea of buying chocolate milk and spilling it down Eddie’s shirt. The milk is similar in appearance to blood, so he figures that Eddie can... (full context)
Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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...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 future Losers’... (full context)
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Eddie is not a stupid boy but has missed a lot of school since his mother’s... (full context)
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Eddie Corcoran runs as fast as he can. He becomes overwhelmed by a stink all around... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Dam in the Barrens
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Eddie Kaspbrak drives into Boston behind the wheel of “the black '84 Cadillac he picked up... (full context)
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Eddie recalls how Ben shows them how to flood out the whole Barrens, if they want... (full context)
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Bill and Eddie set one of the boards across the stream. They place a second board two feet... (full context)
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Eddie then asks Ben what his mother said about his appearance when he got home after... (full context)
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...is known for having about a dozen different voices he uses. His ambition, he tells Eddie, is to become the world’s greatest ventriloquist. His friends, however, are unimpressed by his voices,... (full context)
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Eddie quietly thinks of his own strange story of a leper on 29 Neibolt Street who... (full context)
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In other instances when Eddie goes to the trainyards, there are hobos and tramps. Often, they are drunk and want... (full context)
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Eddie keeps the story about the hobo to himself for a week before telling Richie and... (full context)
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Eddie goes back to 29 Neibolt Street and looks under the porch. There is no one... (full context)
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Richie is stunned by Bill’s story about the winking picture of George. Eddie is then prompted to share his own story about 29 Neibolt Street. Ben then tells... (full context)
Chapter 8: Georgie’s Room and the House on Neibolt Street
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...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 clown. Richie surmises that It is... (full context)
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...for mowing the entire lawn. As he mows, he practices his voices. He calls Bill, Eddie, and Stan to go with him but none can make it. He decides to look... (full context)
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...wants to go to the 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... (full context)
Chapter 9: Cleaning Up
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...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 then pops. Now, Veronica... (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 down... (full context)
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...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 much noise,... (full context)
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Beverly, Ben, and Eddie pool their money and buy ice cream frappes at the drug store. They take their... (full context)
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...rags. Ben then tells Beverly his story about seeing the clown on the frozen Canal. Eddie talks about the leper. When they look to Stan, he merely mentions that the wash... (full context)
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By the time the dryer stops in the laundromat, Stanley has finished his story. Eddie says that they should talk to Bill about all of this, as he will know... (full context)
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Eddie mentions how Stanley Uris escaped the clown by reciting the names of birds. Stanley says... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Reunion
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...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 next to his water glass. Sitting at... (full context)
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...in Chicago who was able to transform her “simple talent” into “a successful dress business.” Eddie owns a limousine company in New York and jokes that his wife could be having... (full context)
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...at any moment, Mike will start talking and he dreads hearing what he will say. Eddie speaks next to ask when Stanley died. Mike says that he died the night before... (full context)
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...of his brother George’s death. Mike then mentions a boy found mutilated in the park. Eddie asks how many there have been so far. Mike counts nine. They muse on why... (full context)
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Eddie tries to remember how they stopped It. Mike assures him that he will remember in... (full context)
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...who is found dead on 29 Neibolt Street. The mention of this street name sends Eddie into a minor shock. Mike says that Feury was found with his legs missing, when... (full context)
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...hoaxes or cons. So, really, only eleven of the cases are genuine out of 28,618. Eddie insists that this fact from Richie’s life does not prove anything about their childlessness, but... (full context)
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...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 could disappear. He seems... (full context)
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...and goes all over the white tablecloth. A huge bug—in “an ugly yellow-brown”—crawls out of Eddie’s cookie. It is some sort of mutant cricket. Richie stares down at what comes out... (full context)
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...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 notes that the waitress did not... (full context)
Chapter 11: Walking Tours
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Eddie gets off the bus at the corner of Kansas Street and Kossuth Lane. Beverly has... (full context)
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While Eddie is walking, he thinks that he should have gone to the Tracker Brothers’ place on... (full context)
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Getting closer, Eddie sees a “For Sale” sign in the window of the truck depot. For Eddie, it... (full context)
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Eddie remembers that “Belch” Huggins was big—abnormally so for his age—but not really fat. At twelve,... (full context)
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Eddie, lost in his memories, walks from the place where home base had been and walks... (full context)
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Suddenly, Eddie hears a voice: “Catch, kid!” He turns toward the voice and a ball comes over... (full context)
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...New York Yankees baseball uniform. He says that the ball that he just pitched to Eddie “would have been out of Yankee Stadium.” He then offers to perform oral sex on... (full context)
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Eddie tries to scream and throws down the object that used to be a baseball. He... (full context)
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Eddie stops and feels the earth begin to shift. Second base goes flying into the air.... (full context)
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Eddie runs and ends up in McCarron Park, where he collapses “in a dead faint.” The... (full context)
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...that she is standing in front of the Kleen-Kloze Washateria, where she, Stanley, Ben, and Eddie took the blood-stained rags that day in June. She walks around her neighborhood and realizes... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Apocalyptic Rockfight
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...Kenduskeag is full of piranhas. They teeter on the rocks to get across the river. Eddie nears the halfway point and almost falls over. Between the flashes of the sun, he... (full context)
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...Ben suggests that Beverly go back to the dump for a while, but she refuses. Eddie feels a tightening in his throat but also joins in with picking up rocks. (full context)
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...problem ganging up on Mike Hanlon. In a kind of revenge, Bill, Richie, Stanley, and Eddie fling rocks at Moose, who howls in fear and pain. “Belch” and Henry get hit... (full context)
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...standing in 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... (full context)
Chapter 14: The Album
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...body of Jimmy Cullum. Jimmy’s face is mostly missing except for his nose. Bill and Eddie come back toward the clubhouse, wondering what Mike, Ben, and Richie are laughing at. As... (full context)
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After Bill and Eddie bring back the boards, Ben gets to work with pulling out the rusty nails. Eddie... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Smoke-Hole
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...adult version of the Losers’ Club continues to knock back their individual preferences for booze. Eddie is drinking gin-and-prune juice, Bill drinks bourbon, Mike opens another beer, and Beverly finishes her... (full context)
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...balloons and the head in the icebox, or the dead body of Tony Tracker that Eddie saw earlier. (full context)
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...three inches wide swings up, and eyes look out of the blackness. They belong to Eddie, who says, “Who’s that trip-trapping on my bridge?” Richie Tozier goes into one of his... (full context)
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Bill asks what has been going on, and Eddie prompts Ben to tell Bill and Richie “the story” and see what they think. Ben,... (full context)
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...she burned the single match-head. Bill reasons that they all have to go down. When Eddie asks what will happen if they all pass out, Bill reasons that they will not,... (full context)
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...and Mike 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... (full context)
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...asks the two if they saw what It looks like and they shake their heads. Eddie wonders if they can beat a thing like that, but no one answers. (full context)
Chapter 16: Eddie’s Bad Break
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By the time Richie finishes the story about the smoke-hole, everyone is nodding. Eddie reaches for an Excedrin. Five years earlier, he goes to the doctor for a routine... (full context)
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Beverly remembers that all of Henry’s friends died on July 20th. She and Bill prompt Eddie to tell them the story of how his arm broke. Eddie remembers, too, that Beverly... (full context)
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Eddie revisits the memory of Mr. Keene inviting him into his office in the back of... (full context)
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Mr. Keene continues with his explanation, but Eddie wishes that he were down in the Barrens fighting monsters. Mr. Keene has encouraged Eddie... (full context)
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Eddie is listening only dimly. He desperately wants his aspirator. He leans over the desk and... (full context)
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Eddie begins to think that Mr. Keene is telling him that he is crazy. Mr. Keene... (full context)
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Mr. Keene then goes on to say that part of the problem is Russ Handor, Eddie’s doctor. Mr. Keene says that Dr. Handor is weak. Eddie insists that he isn’t crazy.... (full context)
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Mr. Keene then asks Eddie about the new friends he has made and assumes that his mother, Sonia Kaspbrak, does... (full context)
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Eddie wants to do the thing that Mr. Keene suggested: go into the Barrens and tell... (full context)
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Eddie comes out of Costello Avenue Market with a Pepsi and two candy bars twenty minutes... (full context)
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More gravel gets into Eddie’s teeth. He feels it lacerating his gums and activating his fillings. Through half-closed, tear-blurred eyes,... (full context)
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Henry then twists Eddie’s arm so hard that it breaks. Eddie hears a crack in his arm and shrieks.... (full context)
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The cop car approaches and Eddie hears Mr. Nell’s voice. Mr. Nell rides with Eddie in the ambulance and asks how... (full context)
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Much later, in the Emergency Room, a nurse wipes Eddie’s face and he can hear his mother bellowing. He tries to tell the nurse not... (full context)
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Dr. Handor touches Eddie’s arm and Eddie feels enormous pain, despite how gentle the doctor is being. Eddie feels... (full context)
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The nurse and doctor give Eddie some liquid to drink, then Dr. Handor sets the fracture, telling Sonia Kaspbrak that it... (full context)
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Eddie goes to sleep again and thinks that he has a dream in which the rest... (full context)
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Eddie then sees the clown’s face change into the mummy, the bird, the werewolf and all... (full context)
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To Sonia Kaspbrak’s horror, she sees that one of Eddie’s friends is black—or, in her mind, “a nigger.” She tells herself that she has nothing... (full context)
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Sonia thinks of how she is sending these children away for Eddie’s sake. She thinks that he will be disappointed in her at first, but he will... (full context)
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Sonia flinches at the accusation, wondering how Eddie knows. She ignores him and asks how he is feeling. Eddie does not respond. She... (full context)
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Eddie tells his mother that his friends did not break his arm, and if he had... (full context)
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Eddie then tells his mother that Bill and the rest of the Losers’ Club will be... (full context)
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Eddie says that he loves his mother, but he also loves his friends and that she... (full context)
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Sonia Kaspbrak screams that Mr. Keene has told Eddie a lie and she wonders why he would lie like that. Eddie thinks there is... (full context)
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Eddie tells his mother that he will continue to hang out with his friends and help... (full context)
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Sonia leaves just in time. Eddie starts to feel breathless. He grabs for his aspirator, not caring that it is a... (full context)
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...Club returns to the hospital in the evening. Their faces look solemn when they ask Eddie how he is doing. They still plan to make a silver bullet using one of... (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... (full context)
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Four hours later, all of the members of the Losers’ Club, except for Eddie, are crouched in the bushes near the spot where Beverly saw Patrick Hocksetter open his... (full context)
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...shut. She remembers the sound of the rain, their shared silence, and “vague sorrow” for Eddie not being with them. She also recalls feeling “very young and very strong.” (full context)
Chapter 18: The Bullseye
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...spills. Ben says that he has to reheat the silver and takes the blowtorch from Eddie. Ten minutes later, it’s done. Ben then invites everyone to play Monopoly for an hour,... (full context)
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...eyes. Beverly notes the terrible smell. Bill asks if everyone still wants to go in. Eddie fumbles for his aspirator and Richie and Stan ask to use it, too. Beverly asks... (full context)
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...is a wild rose bush. The bushes that the leper touched on the day of Eddie’s visit have turned black. Bill asks if everyone is ready. They say that they are,... (full context)
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...Bill and Beverly grab him by the ankles and he goes tumbling inside. Next come Eddie, Richie, Stan, and Mike. (full context)
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...its greenish-yellow eyes flaring. Richie is bellowing, though the sound is dim in Ben’s ears. Eddie yells at Beverly to shoot It. The Werewolf’s claws descend again, and Ben is in... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
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...still wants to talk. However, it is 1:15 AM now and Mike wants to sleep. Eddie wants to continue talking so that they can remember everything, but Bill agrees that they... (full context)
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...sky has clouded again. Bill glances back and sees the library half a block away. Eddie and Richie are standing on the top step. Ben is standing on the bottom step,... (full context)
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Henry rechecks his paper and sees that Eddie is in room 609. Henry pulls the switchblade from his pocket. He knocks on the... (full context)
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At 1:20 PM in 1958, Eddie sees Stanley and Richie coming out of the Costello Avenue Market. Eddie asks for a... (full context)
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...belongs to the Losers’ Club and they will not give it up to the bullies. Eddie asks if it is not just Henry, Victor, and “Belch” in the Barrens. Bill turns... (full context)
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Back in Eddie room in 1985, it is 3:05 AM. He opens the door to see a monster... (full context)
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Henry grabs for Eddie and Eddie rips the jagged part of the Perrier bottle through Henry’s face. Henry screams... (full context)
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Eddie holds up the stump of the Perrier bottle and plunges it into Henry’s sternum. Henry... (full context)
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...rungs descend into “a circular pool of black water.” They help each other go down. Eddie whispers that he is scared, and Bill says that he is scared, too. They hear... (full context)
Chapter 20: The Circle Closes
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Beverly and Bill dress quickly and go to Eddie’s room. They hear a phone bell ring faintly. Beverly asks if it is Bill’s phone.... (full context)
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Bill asks Eddie where the knife is. Beverly looks for it on the floor, but Eddie tells her... (full context)
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The group take Eddie’s borrowed limo from the hotel. Richie turns on the radio. Just as Bill asks him... (full context)
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...says that they had better go down and find out. Bill bends over so that Eddie can climb on his back, as he did once before. Bill feels his way down,... (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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...venting nearly clear water but with leaves, sticks, and trash flowing through it. Bill asks Eddie which one they should take, but he says it depends on where they want to... (full context)
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Eddie indicates that they need to go through the third pipe—the shit pipe. Bill leads them... (full context)
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...went out.” Mike thinks that something has gotten hold of one of them. Bill asks Eddie which way they should go. Eddie suggests the Canal—to the right and past Patrick. They... (full context)
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...4:30 AM in 1985, the adult group enters the tunnels. Richie calls out to find Eddie and Bill. Eddie responds and says that Bill is up ahead. Bill looks “haggard and... (full context)
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...portion of the sewage system. Ben thinks that the place smells like the mummy, while Eddie thinks that it smells like the leper. When they reach the end of the narrow... (full context)
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Bill puts his hand out and plunges it into the eye up to his forearm. Eddie suddenly thinks that he should run home to his mother. Then, after hearing Bill scream,... (full context)
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...The giant bird that Stan once saw in the Standpipe is back. It heads for Eddie. Mike rushes forward and digs a Buck knife out of his pocket. He cuts one... (full context)
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...his friends are doing beside him, given his earlier feeling that they had left him. Eddie shouts for him to kill the phantom because it is not his brother. George cuts... (full context)
Chapter 22: The Ritual of Chüd
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...races down from Its web. Richie stares at the web and thinks that he sees Eddie near the ceiling, with both of his legs and arms gone. Beverly and Mike cling... (full context)
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...for everyone to get out, but Bill worries that It might not be dead yet. Eddie insists that It is and Richie grabs for Bill. Bill insists that they have to... (full context)
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Eddie is half-aware of what is happening. He saw the Spider try to impale Bill with... (full context)
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Eddie falls to the floor. His ragged stump is spraying blood, but he sees Bill begin... (full context)
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At 4:15 PM in 1958, the Losers’ Club is allowing Eddie to lead them through the tunnels. They have been here for an hour. Bill feels... (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 ensure that... (full context)
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Beverly is alone in the darkness with Eddie’s body. She does not want to leave him here. She tries to remember August 10,... (full context)
Chapter 23: Out
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...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 seems like a waxwork.... (full context)
Derry: The Last Interlude
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...eating solid foods again. Otherwise, there is no change in her. Then, Mike asks if Eddie’s health problem was asthma or migraines. Bill reminds him that it was asthma. Then, Mike... (full context)