Tom Packard has been repeatedly abandoned: first by his father; then when his mother is murdered; then when his grandfather denies him his birthright; then when his aunt, who took him in, dies; and again when his grandfather denies him his birthright a second time; and finally by the state orphanage. The child welfare service takes charge of Tom and places him in the state reform school. When Tom protests, he is told, qWhen you are a ward of the state, the state makes decisions for you.q Now Tom has to develop special attitudes to survive this situation.a#39;I want to hear those ears snap in unison!a#39; a#39;To the rear, march!a#39; a#39;Come on sailors! Close up ranks!a#39; a#39;I want those ranks two blocked! ... there were about six squads in our company and we would do left face and then the company commander would shout, a#39;Open ranks for inspection. Two!a#39; and each squad would take a number of steps forward until there was enough room for the commander, who really wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||Ward of the State|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2009-03|