In this chapter, Tiffany is at Miss Level’s and she is just waking up from having a night’s sleep. When she woke up she got dressed and put on the necklace that Roland gave her. Roland is a boy from The Wee Free Men who is the Baron’s son. The reason Roland is important in this book is because in The Wee Free Men Tiffany rescued him from the land of the fairy Queen. Back at home, everybody seems to have gotten it into their heads that he had rescued her. But Roland and Tiffany know the difference that she rescued him. I think the reason that Roland gave her the necklace is he want to “be even” for all his father’s gossip.
Tiffany wanted to see how the necklace looked on her but there were no mirrors, not even a small one. She used the “see me” spell and the Hiver knew where she was again. This is quite bad because a Hiver can hurt a person. It won’t hurt a person physically but mentally she will be quite hurt because a Hiver takes over the personality and forces her to be strong-willed, hurt others around her, and generally be a bad person.
After she had gotten completely ready for the day, she made up her own small experiment. She moved the candlestick from the bedside table over to the chest of drawers and turned her back. Pretty soon, the candlestick moved from the chest of drawers to the bedside table. And nobody touched it; it just floated in air over there. Then she went downstairs into the kitchen. On her way she saw a lot of circus posters. Most of them had the act of Tipsy and Topsy, the amazing mind-reading sisters.
When she got down to the kitchen, it was too tidy. The drawer for utensils was completely neat. Most cupboards she had seen had other things crammed in there other than spoons forks and knives. Most of them had slightly-too-big ladles, bent soup-can openers, and lots of things that didn’t fit. Then she did another experiment. She moved one of the spoons into the fork section, closed the door, and turned her back. The drawer slid open, the spoon was removed from the forks and was moved back with the other spoons and the drawer was closed. Then she did another experiment by moving one of the forks in with the knives; she closed the drawer and leaned against it. For a few minutes nothing happened. Then the whole counter started to shake faster and faster until she said “Okay, you win.” and released the drawer. The the drawer flew open, the fork jumped back in with the other forks, and then it slammed shut. Something was angry at her.
Then she went outside to the garden where she stayed for a while until she was sure the thing was not mad at her anymore. Then she went back inside to find Miss Level sitting at the kitchen table. And, with her was Miss Level. Two Miss Level’s were sitting at the kitchen table. The first Miss. Level said “Well, I thought it was a good time to tell you that I am one person with two bodies.” Miss Level then got into a lot of stories and one of them was about Tipsy and Topsy, the amazing mind-reading act. She would read her own mind, which everybody thought was amazing. Eventually, when all the stories had ended, she asked if Tiffany had anymore questions. Tiffany said “Who is the thing that keeps moving things about?” It turned out that it was a spirit who was absolutely nutty about keeping things tidy. Miss Level (both of them) called him Oswald because that is what they think of when they think of his personality.
I really liked the chapter because it answered a lot of the questions I had in my mind such as “Why do the Nac Mac Feegles not want the Hiver to get Tiffany?” and “What was the ‘two noses’ that was mentioned in the last chapter name?” I Tiffany feels quite good because she now knows answers and Tiffany really likes answers.