• The narrator is introduced as a young boy from a family of seven children.
• The death of Rory Hannaway causes the boy to feel sympathy for the Protestant police.
• The boy learns that his grandfather is responsible for the death of Billy Mahon, a policeman.
• The boy overhears his uncles discussing the disappearance of his father's brother, Eddie.
• The boy's sister, Una, dies of meningitis.
• The boy learns of his uncle, Tony McIlhenny, who left for America while his wife was pregnant.
• Aunt Katie tells the children about two orphans, Francis and Frances.
• Aunt Ena dies.
• The boy's father tells him about the Field of the Disappeared.
• The boy tells of spending time at Grianan, a set of ruins with a secret passageway leading to a stone wishing chair.
• The boy meets Crazy Joe who tells him of Larry McLaughlin.
• The boy gets a ride...
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