All right! I was able to rewrite and reorganize some things. Unfortunately this leaves me with 13 plates to work with (???), but with the cover, maybe it can be 14.
I really like the way this text flows, better than the last revision; and I should have clear imagery to use in all but one drawing. I combined a couple of plates of text, got rid of some others, and switched around the order of the narrative. Now I can get on my Communications reading, and be ready to go tomorrow at school. 🙂