When he gets there, the policeman says he needs to call Dave's mother—Dave protests but the officer calls Mrs. It turns out Catherine threatened him with a knife in her hand, lost her balance and the knife landed on David. Because the wound is not treated properly, David comes down with a fever and an infection. He smells because she doesn't allow him to clean himself; and he wears the same tattered clothing every day. The police officer asks the narrator to tell him about Mother, but the narrator refuses, afraid that Mother will find out. They are just larger letters, sometimes they putdrawing inside them.
I scrubbed until my knuckles bled. The narrator pretends to be afraid, but secretly he knows that Uncle Dan will be kinder than Mother. Hansen; and a police officer are waiting for him. He tells her he ran into a door, but she reminds him that he used that excuse last Monday. Catherine subjects David to extreme bouts of physical and emotional abuse, but only when his father is not around.
We are in the same position as the teachers at school and the police officer that comes to take him away, knowing only that this boy is in a terrible position and that something must be done about it. Father was Dave's only protection. A serious arm injury brings David to the hospital. She was once beautiful, but she has become like this. No matter how hard I tried to meet her time limits, I couldn't make it.
As time passes, David's punishments became more cruel and dangerous. David's life greatly improves after this, and he goes on to join the Unites States Air Force, marry, and have a son of his own. I Take the Worst … Bath Ever Chapter 9. Although he does not do the former, Dave was allowed the leftovers of his brother's cereal. Hansen says that he will not, and sends Dave to his English class.
Catherine wants David to burn his skin, but he refuses and then flees to the garage. Rachel Makes a Bad Deal Chapter 13. That summer they went on vacation to the Russian River by then he felt that things might be getting better but he was so wrong! The policeman takes down his address and phone number. As a child, Dave was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous games--games that left him Dave nearly dead. This time, the nurse called in the principal. During this time period, Catherine has another son and Social Services visits their home.
Now, Dave sought out her rage, hoping that she would kill him and give him refuge from the pain. Word will automatically insert a drop cap into yourparagraph if you click the insert tab, and under the text grouppick Drop Cap. Then it gets into detail. In addition to the starvation, she locks him in the bathroom with open containers of ammonia and Clorox. I Am Dumped Chapter 23.
This was just one way his mother humiliated him. Eventually he finishes his chores and he is given breakfast: leftovers from his brothers' cereal bowls. Hansen sitting around a table; there is also a police officer seated next to them. After finishing my chores that day, I rushed downstairs. The policeman hangs up and tells Dave that he mother will never hurt him again. Each year, the physical and mental abuse worsens, making this autobiography difficult to digest at times. When Father was home, Mother's punishments were never as severe.
Two Snakes Save My Life Chapter 10. Gray had begun to take over his jet-black hair. One day, he knelt down to tell me how sorry he was. Others' treatment of him makes him seem less than human, and many of his teachers appear to have the gentle sympathy for him that they would have for an abused animal. David was forced to wear the same clothing each day, which made him an outcast at school because he smelled bad.