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Sammy's fears

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Posted by Magnus Smith on October 22, 2016 at 10:02:25 user Magnus.

Please can someone explain why Sammy is shaken when Nancy threatens,
ďIf you donít go away at once Iíll tell your mother.Ē
What was Nancy going to tell?! Sammy's only misdemeanour was wrongly accusing John, a typically adult point of view that Sammy's mother would probably have agreed with.

ďHis mother used to be motherís nurse, and she was our nurse too when we were very young. Heís our policeman. He isnít afraid of anybody except his mother Ö and us, of course.Ē

The explanation of the bond between the two families doesn't seem to explain to me why a grown adult would cease doing his job. He knows Nancy misbehaves, so he's hardly got any reassurances that her friend (John) is innocent.

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