Herman:so thats how the cookie is going to crumble
Mrs.Thomas:you would take care of a stray dog but when it comes to a child you have sympathy
Mrs. Thomas:bud your mother is Herman's daughter
In chapter 2 :Todd was punching and kicking bud. then Mrs.Amos came to the room and todd lied by crying that he tried to get bud of the bed because he is a bed wetter.
In chapter 16:Bud woke up and heard herman and mrs thomas talking. then tiped toed down the stairs and heard what they were saying about him.
In chapter 19:Bud went up stairs to go get a picture of his mother.when he saw herman crying in the dead girl's room. then went down stairs and then mrs. thomas saw the picture and said "thats herman's daughter"