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Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Ti...
in front of Mrs. Shears   s house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when...
and then she laughed. So I tore the original piece of paper up and threw it away. And Siobhan apologized. And now if I don...
to carry on reading. I said that I wanted to write about something real and I knew people who had died but I did not know ...
13. This will not be a funny book. I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them. Here is a joke, as an example. It...
from one another after the Big Bang, and the further the stars were away from us the faster they were moving, some of them...
will be. If a number is really, really big, it can take a computer years to work out whether it is a prime number. Prime n...
things I had were my clothes and my shoes, which had no laces in them. I decided that my best plan would be to wait for a ...
see me. I stepped outside. Father was standing in the corridor. He held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a ...
not because I am a good person. It is because I can   t tell lies. Mother was a small person who smelled nice. And she som...
He looked at me for a long time and sucked air in through his nose. Then he said,    Yes, Christopher, you could say that....
Super Good Day, and why 4 yellow cars in a row made it a Black Day, which is a day when I don   t speak to anyone and sit ...
53. Mother died two weeks later. I had not been into hospital to see her but Father had taken in lots of food from Marks a...
And after dinner she played Scrabble with me and I beat her 247 points to 134. 59. I decided that I was going to find out ...
in the side. Then I had some good luck. When I looked through the window I could see a fork that looked exactly the same a...
When people die they are sometimes put into coffins, which means that they don   t mix with the earth for a very long time...
Then I made sure I had my Swiss Army knife in my pocket and I went out and I knocked on the door of number 40, which is op...
I said that I would be careful and then I said thank you to her for helping me with my questions and I went to number 43, ...
And she said,    A rat     And I said,    He   s called Toby.    And she said,    Oh.    And I said,    Most people don   ...
Then Mr. Shears left and didn   t come back. This was why Mrs. Shears came over and did lots of cooking for us after Mothe...
Peters would be what is called the invigilator. And after I   ve taken A-level maths I am going to take A-level further ma...
Getting cross when someone has moved the furniture  9   Sometimes these things would make Mother and Father really angry a...
And Father said,    OK, Christopher. I am going to say this for the last and final time. I will not tell you again. Look a...
And she said that was like life, and not all murders were solved and not all murderers were caught. Like Jack the Ripper. ...
dog and it licked my hand. Its tongue was rough and wet and it liked the smell on my trousers and started sniffing them. T...
chatting. And Mrs. Alexander said,    Not really, no. I mean, I knew him well enough to say hello and talk to a little in ...
I was nervous. I did not know Mrs. Alexander. I knew that she was an old lady and that she liked dogs. But she was a stran...
101. Mr. Jeavons said that I liked maths because it was safe. He said I liked maths because it meant solving problems, and...
Perhaps you should keep a few addresses for help with future columns.    W. Robert Smith, Ph.D., Georgia State University ...
use in life to make decisions. But logic can help you work out the right answer. It also shows that Mr. Jeavons was wrong ...
different. It was just a garden, with grass and a shed and a clothesline. But the sky was interesting and different becaus...
And when they found him, the daughter of the yeoman had died of exhaustion and fatigue. And they saw a great black beast, ...
And these are some of the Red Herrings  Sherlock Holmes and Watson are followed when they are in London by a man in a coac...
that Siobhan could read it and tell me if I had made mistakes with the spelling and the grammar. Siobhan read the book dur...
If someone says to me,    Christopher, tell me what your mother was like,    I can Rewind to lots of different scenes and ...
And Grandmother has pictures in her head, too, but her pictures are all confused, like someone has muddled the film up and...
up the book and shook it.    What else did I say, Christopher     I thought that this might be another rhetorical question...
Sweet Corn  because it comes out in your poo and you don   t digest it so you are not really meant to eat it, like grass o...
Then we went to the caf   and Father had plaice and chips and apple pie and ice cream and a pot of Earl Grey tea and I had...
they used to play with fairies by a stream called Cottingley Beck and they used Frances   s father   s camera to take 5 ph...
Which means that a murder victim is usually killed by someone known to them and fairies are made out of paper and you can ...
Which meant that the only room left to detect in was Father   s bedroom. I didn   t know whether I should look in there be...
I only know 3 people who do little circles instead of dots over the letter i. And one of them is Siobhan, and one of them ...
451c Chapter Road Wittesden London NW2 5NG 0208 887 8907  Dear Christopher, I   m sorry it   s been such a very long time ...
Then he went downstairs again. I looked at the letter and thought really hard. It was a mystery and I couldn   t work it o...
And if you looked at the graph you might think that there was a really cold winter in 1987 and 1988 and 1989 and 1997, or ...
reason whatsoever, just because that is the way the numbers work. 157. It was six days before I could go back into Father ...
weekend to throw the old ones away. It   s where people throw everything away. There are huge bins for three differant col...
me touch you and you just lay on the floor and screamed and banged your hands and feet on the floor and the maniger came a...
couldn   t come back. He was really angry. He said I couldn   t talk to you, I didn   t know what to do. He said that I wa...
two pieces apart before we wrapped it up and he couldn   t do it. He said that if you managed to do it you were a genius. ...
And then I heard Father come up the stairs and walk into the room. He said,    Christopher, what the hell are you doing   ...
Then she put the little red pencil back inside the Smarties tube and put the top back on. Then she said,    If your mummy ...
heads when they do the changing from thinking about one thing to thinking about another. And this is why people   s brains...
cleaning. Popping over to see if we were OK, if we needed anything    I thought    Well    Shit, Christopher, I   m trying...
I wondered if I was going to have a heart attack. Father   s eyes were still closed. I wondered if he was pretending to be...
And there aren   t any lines in space, so you could join bits of Orion to bits of Lepus or Taurus or Gemini and say that t...
Father start the engine of his van. I knew it was his van because I heard it very often and it was nearby and I knew it wa...
And then I imagined crossing out all the possibilities which were impossible, which is like in a maths exam when you look ...
rust was shaped like countries and continents and islands. And then I thought how I could never be an astronaut because be...
And she said,    So you   re going to London on your own     And I said,    Yes.    And she said,    Look, Christopher, wh...
for a little while and have some biscuits and some orange juice before I went to the train station. But I couldn   t, beca...
before it turned down another street and I couldn   t see it anymore. And then I stopped running because I was breathing r...
I am standing in a field that is full of grass. There are some cows in the fields. It is sunny with a few clouds. There ar...
not a lie, just a clarification. And this is the joke. There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one...
But this is not a very accurate map of the station because I was scared so I was not noticing things very well, and this i...
people would hear me groaning and come and talk to me. And then I tried to think about what I had to do, but I couldn   t ...
And I know what the answer is because however you move the colored tiles you will never get a colored tile more than 4 squ...
And I said,    Yes, Mother.    And he said,    When   s your train     And I said,    I don   t know. She lives in London....
And I asked the policeman,    How much does it cost to get a ticket for a train to London     And he said,    About 30 qui...
And I said,    What does single or return mean     And he said,    Do you want to go one way, or do you want to go and com...
9 00 a.m. School assembly 9 15 a.m. First morning class 10 30 a.m. Break 10 50 a.m. Art class with Mrs. Peters  12  12 30 ...
And this is a map of everything and everywhere, and the future is on the right and the past is on the left and the gradien...
And I said,    I   m going to live with Mother, in London.    And he said,    Not just yet you   re not.    And I said,   ...
And then I wanted to go for a wee, but I was on a train. And I didn   t know how long it would take us to get to London an...
the rucksack off the shelf over my head and she said,    You scared the living daylights out of me.    But I didn   t say ...
stayed on the shelf and didn   t move, and no one saw me this time. And then I remembered that there was a map on the wall...
And I said,    Who   s looking for me     because I thought it might be Mother and the policeman in Swindon had phoned her...
because there were too many and my brain wasn   t working properly and this frightened me so I closed my eyes again and I ...
long fingernails which were painted pink and I said,    Is this London     And she said,    Sure is, honey.    And I said,...
and I walked forward and the gate opened this time and I took my ticket like other people did and I liked the gray gate be...
OUT and London   s Transport Museum and Take time out to regret your career choice and JAMAICA and British Rail and No Smo...
and behind the writing there was a big photograph of 2 orangutans and they were swinging on branches and there were trees ...
And I didn   t open my eyes and I didn   t look at my watch. And it was like being in a dark room with the curtains closed...
where the rails were. And then I saw two mice and they were black because they were covered in dirt. And I liked that beca...
And I was sitting on the ground and the woman knelt down on one knee and she said,    Is there anything I can do to help y...
Then the train wobbled a lot and I had to hang on to a rail and we went into a tunnel and it was noisy and I closed my eye...
And I said,    Is that the A-to-Z     because it wasn   t a crocodile and I thought I had heard wrong because of his accen...
So I went up the staircase and over the bridge and I put my ticket in the little gray gate and went into the street and th...
hard and I fell over. And Mr. Shears said,    What the hell is going on     And Mother said,    I   m so sorry, Christophe...
And I said,    I   m very tired.    And she said,    I know, love.    And then she said,    You   re very brave.    And I ...
And Mother said,    He told Christopher I was dead.    And the policeman said,    OK, let   s    let   s not get into an a...
And there were tears dripping off his face. And no one said anything for a while. And then Mother said,    I think you sho...
down. And I take an ice cream from a shop and eat it. And then I walk down to the beach. And the beach is covered in sand ...
And I said,    I have to go back because I have to sit my maths A level.    And Mother said,    You   re doing maths A lev...
because you couldn   t trust people in London because they were strangers. And the next day she had to go to the shops aga...
see the stars. And then it was Monday. And it was very late at night and Mr. Shears came into my room and woke me up and h...
the corner of the room and I pressed my head into the join between the two walls and I banged the drums and I groaned and ...
And after lunch Siobhan said that she had spoken to Mrs. Gascoyne and she still had my A-level papers in 3 sealed envelope...
things belonging to Mother onto the lawn. And they were a hair dryer and some knickers and some L   Or  al shampoo and a b...
which is telling the police you want them to arrest someone for a crime, because the police don   t arrest people for litt...
And you had to hold the puzzle so that both rods slid to the end of their tunnels and they weren   t crossing the intersec...
Father   s house and knocked it down and men came and cut the branches up with chain saws and carried the logs away on a l...
This can also be shown by means of the following graph  but this doesn   t prove anything    According to Pythagoras   s t...