' "How do you like school, Hussein" . . . "Anything you don't like, Hussein", "Windows."... "Windows? What's wrong with them ." '..."They can see in here." ' Pg :33-34
!!! CRASH !!! Climax
I know it's hard. It will get better.
' "Hi Shah,"... "Watcha doing? This is Suzy, she's three ..." Hussein hasn't seen living plants for a long time and he gets emotional when he goes the plant nursery and he starts crying as he is so happy to finally see growing plants again. "See? It's growing. They're all growing," '
My Scars Make Me Me Resolution
Gonna beat me
' "Then Mr Henney raised the starting pistol . . . Henney fired at the roof . . . But The Shah was staring at the roof as if he was looking for the hole Henney had made, and he didn't stop trembling until Pearl grabbed his hand and smiled and squeezed it." '
Pearl's little sister Suzy dies and she has two days off school. When she comes back to school she doesn't talk to Bruce at all. She and Hussein sit together every lunchtime and share their food. Hussein knows how Pearl feels and he comforts her a lot. ' "... The Shah walked up to her... She put her hand on his and tried a very weak smile... All this without a single word. As if he had learned just what to do. As if he had done it before, many times. As if other kids had done it for him." '
Bruce and Pearl see something on tv about the war in Hussein's country and feel really sorry for everything they've done. By the time they apologise Hussein it pretty much over it anyway but it still makes him feel better.' "Sorry, Hussein, Pearl said at the swimming carnival the next day." ' The same day Hussein, Pearl and Bruce became great friends and they never called him 'The Shah' again. Instead, they called him Hussein, Huss or Horse. ' "Hey Horse, going to beat me today?" Bruce said, and smiled. Hussein smiled back. "Why not?" '