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I mean they were very good friends. Very, very good friends.
Dear Christopher, I'm sorry it has been such a very long time since I wrote my last letter to you. I´ve been very busy. I´ve got a new job working as a secretary for a factory that makes things out of steel. You´d like it a lot... Lots of Love, Your Mum XXXXXX
Christopher finds Wellington in Mrs. Shears´s front yard with a pitchfork through his body. He decides he wants to start an investigation to find out who killed the dog. ¨But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog.¨ (Haddon, 1)
I killed Wellington, Christopher.
Mrs. Alexander reveals that Christopher's mother had an affair with Mr. Shears and he realizes that´s why his father calls Mr. Shears an ¨evil man.¨ ¨Do you mean they were doing sex?¨ And Mr. Alexander said, "Yes Christopher that is what I mean.¨ (Haddon, 60)
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When looking for his book after his father took it away, Christopher finds a bunch of letters addressed to him from his mother. ¨Then I noticed that there were lots of other envelopes and they were all addressed to me. And this was interesting and confusing.¨ (Haddon, 94)
Christopher's father decides to tell Christopher the truth about who killed Wellington, revealing that he was the murderer. "I could see him out of the corner of my eye. And he said, ¨I killed Wellington Christopher.¨ (Haddon, 120)
Christopher decides to leave home to live with his mother in London because he is scared of his father. A policeman tries to stop him and take him home but he escapes. ¨And I said I'm going to live with mother in London.¨ And he said, ¨Not just yet you´re not.¨ (Haddon, 159)
Christophers Father apologizes, and in order to prove it is genuine, he buys Christopher a new puppy. ¨Then he got out of the armchair and he walked over to the kitchen door and opened it and there was a big cardboard box on the floor and there was a blanket in it and he bent down and put his hands in the box and took a little sandy-colored dog out.¨ (Haddon, 219)
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