It was seven minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs. Shears house. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. The dog was called Wellington.
Did you kill the dog?
Christopher John Francis Boone likes dogs. He was very upset that Wellington had died. Mrs. Shears came out and saw Christopher holding Wellington.
Don't touch me!!!
Then the police arrived. There was a policewoman and a policeman. The policewoman put her arms round Mrs. Shears and led her back towards the house. The policeman squatted down beside Christopher.
The policeman continued to ask Christopher questions.
The policeman took hold of Christopher's arm and lifted him onto his feet. Christopher didn't like the police officer touching him.