"There was a town down there, as flat as a flannel cake, and called Summit, of course." pg 580
"...hair the color of the cover of a magazine you want to buy when you want to catch a train."
"Then we had supper; and he filled his mouth full of bacon and bread and gravy, and began to talk.
The kidnappers ment to take the boy hostage, but instead the boy took them hostage.
Bill thinks he has rid himself of the boy, but we know that he is standing right behind Bill
Bill asks Sam if he knows who his favorite biblical character is and then he says that it is King Herod.
The father will make the men pay for taking his son, instead of the man paying to get his son back.
"None of'em ever was subjected to such supernatural tortures as I have been." pg 590
The narrorator explained that they needed 2,000 dollars to pull off a fradulent scheme in Western Illinois.
the father suggests that they return his son and pay him two hundred and fifty dollars. In return he will take his son of their hands. In this section the kidnappers are forced to accept the offer and return Johnny (Red Chief) home and pay the ransom to the father.
Characterization: "The kid was a boy of ten, with bas-relief freckles and hair the color of a magazine you would but at the newsstand when you want to catch a train."
Characterization: "I was nine last birthday. I hate to go to school. Rats ate up sixteen of Jimmy Talbots's aunt's speckled hen's eggs... Do Oxen make any noise? Why are oranges round? Have you got beds to sleep on in this cave?"