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The prologue is a letter from Mrs. Frankweiler, addressed “To my lawyer, Saxonberg”, accompanied by a drawing of her writing at her office desk. It serves as the cover letter for the 158-page narrative, and provides background for changes to her last will and testament. Connecticut, because she thinks her parents do not appreciate her and she doesn’t like it. She chooses Jamie as her companion partly because he has saved all his money. With the help of an unused adult train fare card that she found in a wastebasket, Claudia finds a way to get to the museum for free using the commuter train and a very long walk.