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Good Night, Mr. Tom Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18, "Recovery" Summary

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Chapter 18, "Recovery" Summary

First night at home, Will is plagued by dreadful dreams. The hospital staff has threatened to put him to sleep forever if he screams and then has given him sedation. Will is having terrible nightmares about this and about being trapped in the hole in his mother's house. Tom runs to his rescue from the nightmares. He tells the boy to keep breathing and to scream all he wants. He understands that sometimes people have to scream to get their troubles out.

Will has sweated through the bedclothes five times by the time the night is over and Tom has patiently changed the bedding. The boy is terrified of the night at this point. Nonetheless, he can hardly raise a spoon to eat during the day. He sleeps a lot, and the smallest tasks such as cleaning his teeth or holding a book...

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