This isn't where we're supposed to be. I'm going to rip the rug to show them.
Fatima comes to Hussain's workshop because her family needs to pay off a debt. Every child was there to pay off a debt for the money that the moneylenders had given them to help. All the children there have slates with lines on them. Hussain wipes one away after a day of work, but it seems like they never go away.
I have to escape!
All the children are forced to do labor for eighteen hours a day. They get very little food, and they get no free time.
I'm flying to Sweden to help kids in child labor.
Iqbal realizes that it isn't right for children to be working for that long everyday. He rips the carpet to show that he's like the rest of the children and that he's not the master's pet.
I miss Iqbal!
Iqbal attempts to escape for the second time. He goes to a man named Eshan Kahn who frees the children from Hussain's workshop.
Iqbal decides that he wants to help other children in child labor. He flies to Sweden and Boston to make people aware of child labor.
Fatima goes back home. She writes Maria occasionally, and she thinks about Iqbal everyday. She finally gets a note from Maria that says Iqbal had died on Easter Sunday in 1995. Maria reminds her not to be sad because Iqbal was still in their hearts and in the hearts of every child who escaped from child labor.