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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 167 Summary

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Chapter 167 Summary

Christopher returns to the plot timeline in this chapter, picking up where he left off after discovering Father’s lies about his mother. After giving him a bath, Father asks if he can get Christopher some food, but Christopher is non-responsive. Father, still apologetic, guilty and uncomfortable, trundles off to the laundry room to wash the soiled clothes and sheets and continues with a seemingly endless apology. He desperately tries to regain his son’s trust, but Christopher remains silent. He begs Christopher to forgive him, begs for his trust and promises never to lie to him again. To prove the truth of the promises, Christopher’s father reluctantly admits to his son, “I killed Wellington, Christopher.”

Once Christopher’s father reveals that he killed the dog, Father tries to explain that he and Mrs. Shears were getting on really well, and he was hoping that she...

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