Summary Of Ransom Rigg: A Short Story Of Jake Portman

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Ransom Rigg’s book is about a young boy named Jake Portman. Jake idolizes his grandfather, Abe Portman, tremendously. Abe grew up in an orphanage, fought in wars, and was once in a circus as a boy. Jake was always told these fantastic stories about strange children that grew up on an island with Grandpa Portman. The stories were of children with invisible bodies, abnormal amounts of strength, and even the ability to create and control fire with just their hands as tools. Jake loves the stories and believes in them until he gets too old and starts to question their authenticity. When Jake reaches the age of fifteen, his grandfather is always ranting and raving about monsters that are trying to get inside his house and kill him. Jacob and his dad obviously don 't believe in the nonsense he’s spouting so they blame the old man’s dementia. It becomes evident that they should have believed the old man when Jake goes to check on his grandfather, only to find his house in a heaping mess and his grandpa dead in the backyard. Once Jake discovers the body, he comes face-to-face with the tentacle-laced monster that caused all the destruction. Abe dies in his grandsons arms but not before muttering some last words about a letter and some bird. Jake has no idea what those last few words meant. Nobody believes Jake when he explains the monster he saw; the death was notarized as an attack of wild dogs. Jake deteriorates into a deep depression, as his grandpa was his best friend. The

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