Ben ran away from a Residential School in Kenora. He returned to his family in awful condition, because while attending Residential School Ben had become infected with tuberculosis. As young as Saul was, he knew that his brother was changed by the school, that it was “odd to see the expressions of a grown man on a boy’s face” (16). Saul’s family was worried that men from the school would come looking for Ben and find Saul too. They decided they must go somewhere where they couldn’t be found, so the headed to God’s Lake. Shortly after arriving to God’s Lake, Ben was over taken by the disease.
“Well I guess we keep going until she loses interest in us.” I say. She didn’t.
“They told me that tomorrow he wanted to meet us and his name is Jake.”
Rose chuckled as she stood next to the pale gem. Pearl grinned and breathed in through her nose once again at the sound of the laugh she had grown so fond of, because it had comforted her so.
"I did not know you would be coming!" Sophia said. Her voice was only loud enough to
“‘We only had a few minutes. I was running from the furniture store. I didn’t know where I was going, and then Amalia was there, with me, in the street.
She was worried about him? Why? He waited for an answer and then remembered she could no longer read his mind. She began pulling him, her back toward the opening. That was too dangerous.
He grabbed my collar and said, “What did you say to me” He pulled me in the air as if I was a doll and waited for a
“ Okey then you do that what happens when Julian goes all mean on Aggie what are you going to do then?” smirked Becca. Jack has a puzzled look on his face and then I see his face light up.
Ben struggled with place attachment; cultivating back into his social group with peers after his accident. He experienced grief and comments on finding out who his real friends were during the process. Going from a healthy young man to person dependent on others for personal care was an extreme shift.
"Think about what, is he the asshole I'm gonna go on a double date with on Saturday?" Brendon asked Spencer. Spencer being scared of Brendon (usually never happens) snuggled into Jon's chest. Brendon rolled his eyes
“Im so srry old Ben. You died because of me. I brought you into this mess, and I couldn't get you
My urine was still cloudy this morning. Feeling weak and doing a lot of puffing.
She responded with “ well I want you to know Emily and Tiana were very excited when they found out they were going to get a little sister”