Milo’s Travels in The Phantom Tollbooth
The Adventure Begins
Bored Milo gets into his toy car and travels through the tollbooth into an imaginary land called the Lands Beyond. His first stop is Expectations where he meets the Whether Man (whether to do this or that), who can’t make any decisions.
Milo continues driving. Because his mind wonders, Milo ends up in the Doldrums where everyone is bored and does nothing. While there, he meets Tock, the watchdog who helps him leave by “thinking.”