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Good Night, Mr. Tom Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17, "Rescue" Summary

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Chapter 17, "Rescue" Summary

Willie is found sitting in his own excrement, holding a baby with an empty bottle at his feet. He is thin, emaciated, bruised and bleeding, and he is tied to a copper pipe. The boy can hardly bring himself to let go of the baby, whom he is trying to protect. Mr. Tom speaks gently to William and unties him patiently and gently.

An ambulance comes, but Mr. Tom insists on traveling with William. The policeman is furious and insists that he will bring the mother, who he has considered to be so high and mighty, to justice for this abuse. Softly he works to get Willie to open up and let someone put a warm blanket on the baby. Willie reveals that he calls the baby Trudy. However, he says his name is not Willie. No, he is Will or William, which...

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