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Why no, I haven't seen anything. Care for some biscuits?
Christopher, what did I tell you!?
Christopher stumbles upon Wellington, Mrs. Shears's dog. It has a fork in its body, and blood is dripping from the wound. Christopher wants to find out who killed the dog. "The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog." (Haddon, 1)
Christopher... I know this may be too much for you... But I wanted to tell you that I was the one who killed Wellington.
Christopher goes around his neighborhood to ask his neighbors if they've seen anything related to the death of Wellington, despite his father telling him not to do so. ¨Íḿ not allowed to talk to you.'And she said, 'Don't worry. I'm not going to tell the police and I'm not going to tell your father, because there's nothing wrong with having a chat. Having a chat is just being friendly, isn't it," (Haddon, 55.)
Christopher finds out that his mother had cheated on his father. "I thought about this for a while and said, 'Do you mean that they had an affair?' And Mrs. Alexander said, 'Yes, Christopher. That is what I mean.'" (Haddon, 61.)
Christopher finds out that mother is not dead and has been writing to him. He reads her letters and finds out that she left Christopher to go with Mr. Shears. Christopher's father finds out that Christopher has been reading the letters, and apologizes for keeping the truth from him. Then his father admits that he killed Mr. Wellington. "It was an envelope addressed to me and it was lying under my book in the shirt bow with some other envelopes. I picked it up. It had never been opened." 94, Haddon
Christopher decides that he had enough and decides to leave his father. He goes to the train station and prepares to go to London with his dad's travel card. He wants to go live with his mother since he feels like that is the only place he would feel safe. "And then I thought that I could go live with Mother because she was my family and I knew where she lived because I could remember the address from the letters." (129, Haddon)
Living with his mother wasn't perfect in every way. After lots of problems, Christopher's mother finally agrees to let Christopher stay with his father again. To apologize, father bought Christopher a dog."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 inside the box and he took a little sandy-colored dog out." (219, Haddon)
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