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Secret Keepers (Chapter 10)
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Reuben obviously feels alone, and frightened. He wants to tell somebody about his situation, somebody who might be helpful. Whom does he decide to tell?
Why does he choose Mrs. Genevieve?
"He [knows] he can trust the watchmaker."
Without looking up the word "trust," consider what the word means to you. Why is being able to trust another person important to people?
Answers will vary. Being able to trust another person means that the first person believes that the other person (in whom he or she trusts) will want what is best for him or her, or will not cause the person doing the trusting any harm, or break any confidence the first person shares. Knowing such people is important to everyone as all people desire help and support in time of need.
Reuben bolts out of his apartment, presumably so that he doesn't lose his nerve, and heads to Mrs. Genevieve's shop. Does he have the watch with him? Is he holding onto it?
Yes, he has his hand on the watch, in his pocket, with his fingers squeezing the key.
Why is "squeez[ing] the key" important?
Reuben can make himself invisible or reappear within the 15-minute span by maneuvering the key.
As Reuben leaves the Brighton Street Station, what does he see that is the cause for concern?
Reuben sees a group of Directions, but not the ones from his neighborhood.
Does Reuben utilize the power of the watch to get from the station to Mrs. Genevieve's shop?
Is Mrs. Genevieve happy to see Reuben? Why or why not?
She is not happy to see Reuben because many people are looking for him, and most of those looking are connected to the Directions and The Smoke. They have hassled her regarding "the boy with the watch."
What does Reuben realize will be the result of such a massive search for him?
He realizes "[I]t [is] only a matter of time" before he is found.
What advantages does The Smoke have in his search for Reuben?
The Smoke has gangs of people who work for him, the police are corrupt and the police administrators and the mayor report to The Smoke, and Reuben alerted a lot of jewelers to the fact that he possesses the watch. Furthermore, The Smoke and the man Reuben spoke with on the phone both probably have a good description of Reuben, but Reuben has no idea what either of these people look like.
What does Reuben notice about Mrs. Genevieve.s demeanor when she is angry versus the way his mom acts?
Although upset, Mrs. Genevieve lectures Reuben standing perfectly still. When his mom is angry, she waves her hands around all over the place.
At first, Mrs. Genevieve advises Reuben to turn the watch over to another jeweler, but what does she not yet understand?
She does not yet know that the watch has the power to make someone invisible.
When Reuben makes himself invisible, what happens to Mrs. Genevieve?
She passes out.
What does Mrs. Genevieve feel had to have been true about the watchmaker?
He or she must have been an alchemist, a person who tried to turn metal into gold.
Why does Mrs. Genevieve disagree with Reuben when he says, "It seems crazy that a metal could have special powers"?
Mrs. Genevieve reminds him that other metals have special powers. Some are toxic, some are radioactive, and some are magnetic.
What does Reuben make clear to Mrs. Genevieve about utilizing the 15 minutes of invisibility?
He emphasizes that a person can "spread the minutes out" by using "a minute here, another there."
How does one manipulate the watch to make his or her invisibility come and go?
The person with the key manipulates it in the winding position.
What does Mrs. Genevieve say is the explanation for Reuben becoming tired after being invisible?
She suggests that the watch take slower from Reuben. She suggests that Reuben acts like a battery to give power to the process.
Why does having to wind the watch protect the person who become invisible?
When the spring unwinds after 15 minutes, the person holding the watch has to start it up again. If the watch holder did not have to do that, he or she could die, just like a battery dies when it's in some device, like a flashlight left on.
What does Reuben wonder about the consequences of utilizing the power?
Reuben wonders if it can or does harm him.
What does Mrs. Genevieve think causes Reuben to go blind when he utilizes the power?
She says "the metal is energized" and "it generates a field that bends light around it." A person "within this field...cannot see, for vision requires light."
At first, Mrs. Genevieve suggests that Reuben take the hour hand off the 12 and turn the watch over to a jeweler. Why might she think this action would work?
She says he's just a kid. No one will think he knows about the power.
What is a concern for Reuben if The Smoke has the watch?
Reuben worries that The Smoke might do evil with the watch.
Why is just getting rid of the watch, as throwing it in the ocean where no one can use it, not a good idea?
The Smoke might not believe that Reuben did that, or if The Smoke does believe it, he might be VERY angry with Reuben.
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