Chapter 17

The Indian elephant is said sometimes to weep.

Charles Darwin

Pre-reading discussion:

1. In the last chapter, all of Jack's stuff was stolen. What do you predict he will do now? What would you do?

2. Is it okay for boys to cry? Why or why not? What about girls?

The restaurant Jack dreams he can get a job to support himself

Post-reading discussion:

1. What is Jack's state of mind?

2. Why would Jack try to flag down the truck when he has been avoiding people for so long?