Re: Lost Memory of Skin, Prt. 2, chapters; 1-4
The Kid seemed to perk up when he heard that Captain Kydd's first name was Billy. The Kid looks out to sea with a dreamy, fearful half-smile on his face, like an adopted boy who's just been handed the name and address of his birth father.
Now that is the Professor's doing. He has lured Kid. Just like fishing. He dangled the bait in front of the Kid and then set the hook with the promise of bringing him a map where the buried treasure is.
And in order to keep the Kid where the Prof can figure him out he pays for his rent and odd jobs.