This is the point in the story that Ethan and his family move to their grandfathers house in Georgia because of something Ethan did. This is important because it is the beginning of the conflict in the story. Ethan has tried to run away from home 3 times and his parents said that after the third time he tried to run away, they would move in with their grandfather. Grandpa Ike's house is pretty old and run down.
In this part, Ethan's Mom cooks a Pizza for the family so they could have dinner, Roddie, Ethan's brother is mad at him because they had to move. While the family is eating their pizza grandpa Ike walks in and makes a mustard and ham sandwich for dinner instead of Pizza. Ethan's mom offers him a slice but does not want one. Ethan's mom and grandpa don't get along very well.
This scene represents Ethan and Grandpa Ike talking. Grandpa Ike asks Ethan if he is going to decorate and Ethan does not really know if he is going to or not. Both Grandpa Ike and Ethan's eyes wonder to a chest with things on it. After that, grandpa Ike leaves and Ethan wonders what is in the chest.