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Johnny begins to deliver The Boston Observer to the neighboring towns, and enjoys discussing politics with the people he meets. As he becomes better informed about political issues, he decides that he is a Whig. Johnny sleeps in the attic of the print shop with Rab. Rab sometimes uses the attic for meetings of The Boston Observers, a secret Whig group.
Johnny is very happy at the print shop. He makes extra money by delivering mail and taking care of Goblin. Uncle Lorne and his wife give Johnny plenty of free time, which he spends reading. His only chore—outside of his delivery duties––is to babysit Aunt Lorne’s baby son, whom Johnny nicknames Rabbit. Johnny adores the baby and likes to talk to it when he doesn’t think anyone can hear him. Aunt Lorne sometimes catches him doing this, and thinks to herself that Johnny is lonely.