Trevor's family was very Religious growing up which meant going to church was not up for debate. They went to three churches in which the first being a mixed churched, offered jubilant praise in the lord. The second was the White church which allowed for deep analysis of the scripture. Finally, there was the Black church which was the longest of them all and it brought catharsis.
After Patrica's car stops working, she decides they will go to the church using the bus. She soon became in the wrong when the bus driver took what seems like forever to finally pick them up. She realizes the bus driver would harm them because of their prejudices against Zulu women which she happens to be. She grabbed Trevor and threw him off the bus and soon jumped off with him with her other child in hand. Trevor wasn't paying attention and ended up getting saved by his mother.
After the leap of faith off the bus, they ran for their lives as far away as they could. Trevor was furious with his mother for not listening to his plights of staying home and says this was all her fault. Patricia acknowledges him but then plays it all off like one big joke and then Trevor gives in and does the same. They spent the rest of the chapter laughing their cares away because all that truly mattered was they were all safe. This taught Trevor the real dangers of Apartheid at a young age and how he was to deal with it from now on.