In this chapter Siobham asked Christopher why he had a bruise on his face. When Christopher was asked if his father had hit him he said he didn’t know because after he was grabbed on his arm his “memory had gone strange” when he was angry. Christopher said it is ok to grab someone’s arm or shoulder unless you are already in a fight in which you can hit someone. Christopher said he was not scared to go home and he didn’t want to talk about it anymore. After school, Christopher looked for his book in the dustbin, outside and around the house. He finally found a box in his father’s room where he found his book. He decided not to take because his father would notice and he would start a new book. When he lifted the book he saw several envelopes addressed to him. The handwriting was the same as his mom. His father got home so he hid the envelope under his mattress and read it after dinner. The letter was from his mom who lived in London and worked as a Secretary for a steel company. She said she was sorry she left and thought he hadn’t written because he was still angry. Christopher was confused because the letter said it was from 18 months after she died. He thought maybe someone else wrote it or it was for another Christopher. He decided he would put the letter back under his mattress and look at the other letters from the box the next day and try to figure out this new mystery.