misterpessimistic: I found it a bit odd that the police would just take this child into prison like an adult offender.
Well, Christopher is 15; he may very well look like an adult. And parts of Europe consider a person no longer a minor when they hit 16, so he may be right on the verge anyway.Where was the father at the time of the incident? 7 minutes after midnight...and this person was left alone?
That will probably be revealed, although, for the moment, I think it's safe to assume that his father doesn't exactly coddle him. The way he argued over letting Christopher take the Math exams, it looks as though he's a little bitter at having been left to raise a mentally impaired child on his own.
Jade: I'm worried that my version may be using different page numbers... pg 44 is... almost to ch.73 (starts next page), yes?
There are definitely different editions floating around. Pg. 44, in the edition I'm reading, comes in the middle of a chapter. We may need to find a different organizational principle for the threads. Unfortunately, I think Chris is out of town, and I don't have the ezboard permissions to change it myself.The dog is on the front lawn, not in a nice safe gated area and... Mrs. Shears just didn't notice?
Was it the front lawn? I was thinking it was a garden area in the back, but I may be mistaken. I'm trying to imagine a British neighborhood -- the map Haddon provides makes it look like those typical duplex style apartment houses that the British installed in droves during the Thatcherite era.