Bruce leapt at the Shah with a wild yell, swinging his ruler from above his head as if it were a sword. The Shah watched it coming. He did not move. The ruler struck the Shah on the collarbone with a dull whack and clattered to the ground. Bruce stared at the Shah in alarm, just standing there, panting the Shah started to get up . 'I'm a soldier, ' The Shah said, and walked away. Boy said Bruce p.34
Pearl was walking with her sister to the plant-nursery. Then she saw the Shah, he was brushing his hands down the leafs of a mandarin tree , then he said they're growing they all are.
Hussein takes Bruce to his house after seeing Bruce at the pet shop. Hussein shows Bruce his mother and father that were killed in war.
Pearl is sad that her sister died so people don't know how to talk to her, But since Hussein had gone through the a similar sort of thing it was easy for the him to talk to Pearl.