I've never shown anyone what I'm about to show you so you better be good to trust. I know you're going to tell Gardo but you tell no one else!
Don't worry. You can trust me.
By the way that bag that you left down here got eaten by the rats, so you can let the police look down here 'cos they'll find nothing.
Heres the money that I have. 2326 pesos in that one and 260 in this one. When I get the money I keep it and save it up. I get it in simple ways, like just yesterday Sister Olivia gave me fifty and I went for a sandwich.
Rat makes sure that he can trust Raphael with what he's about to show him.
You and me are friends now, right? Real friends?
Rat tells Raphael that he can let the police look down at his home because the bag is all gone.
Sampalo is the place where i was born. I have to get fifty thousand before I go back there, then I buy a boat and I will fish. I was able to fish before I could do anything!
You and Gardo can come too. I can teach you to cook and then sell what you don't use at the market. We can grow flowers on the beach, I had a sister who grew flowers straight out of the sand. Can you imagine that? I've only told Sister Olivia about this.
Rat shows Raphael all of the money that he has saved up and tells him how he got it. Raphael is amazed because two thousand pesos is a lot for kids like them.
Rat asksRaphael is they are friends now.
Rat tells Raphael about where he came from, that he wants to go home and that he's never told anyone except from Sister Olivia.