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CAPTAIN NOBODY FORM 5 NOVEL chapters 16-17

Chapters 16-17

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CAPTAIN NOBODY FORM 5 NOVEL chapters 16-17

  1. 1. CHAPTER 16 I Don't Appear on the Five O'clock News Chapters 16-17 FIT/SMKAM/2016
  2. 2. •  Newt  arrives  home  late  a/er  the  robbery.   •  His  Mom  greets  him  as  Captain  Nobody  and  tells  him  that  Chris  condi;on   has  improved.  However,  Newt  senses  something  is  wrong  because  "The   more  upset  Mom  gets,  the  faster  she  talks,  and  she  was  chiBering  away   like  a  windup  toy".     He's  been  looking  sort  of   grey  there  for  a  few  days,   but  today  …  bingo!  the   doctors  are  so  pleased-­‐  all   nine  of  them.  MaBer  of  fact,   there's  a  specialist  coming   all  the  way  from  Minnesota!   page  112   FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  3. 3. •  The  five  o'clock  news  reports  on  the  robbery  at  Sullivan's  Jewelry   Store.  They  said    that  a  'midget'  interrupted  the  crime  in  progress   and  had  saved  the  couple.  Because  of  his  size,  the  surveillance   cameras  did  not  capture  his  image.  The  Sullivans  think  that  they   were  saved  by  a  'leprechaun'.   •  Newt  reminds  JJ  not  to  tell  anyone  about  what  really  happened   at  the  store  because  he  is  afraid  the  robber  will  hunt  him  and  his   family.   When  the  man  first  said  he  had  a  gun,  I   am  afraid  I  just  froze  in  my  shoes.  We'd   probably  s;ll  be  standin'  here  like  two   big  dumb  rocks  if  it  weren't  for  the  liBle   guy  who  wandered  in.    We  think  he's    a   "Leprechauns".   page  114   FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  4. 4. •  The  next  morning,  Newt  is  relieved  a/er  hearing  the  news  about  the   arrest  of  the  robber.   •  He  no;ces  a  discarded  news  page  in  the  bin  that  says  Chris  will  be   okay  unless  his  condi;on  'persists  for  more  than  six  days.'    So  far,   Chris  has  been  in  coma  for  five  days.   •  Now  he  realises  that  Dad  and  Mom  have  been  keeping  him  away   from  the  hospital  to  protect  him.   •  He  feels  foolish  for  whining  about  wan;ng  to  visit  Chris.  He  feels   really,  really  scared  of  losing  his  big  brother.   •  Now  he  is  determined  to  make  the  situa;on  becomes  beBer  and   now  he  needs  the  protec;on  of  Captain  Nobody  more  than  ever.   pages  118-­‐119   Medical Expert estimates Newman's Okay For Six days. FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  5. 5. CHAPTER 17 I Cheat Death FIT/SMKAM/2016
  6. 6. •  Darryl  Peeps  and  Colby  Bryn  from  Fillmore  High  visit  Fillmore   Junior  School.   •  They  bring  their  mascot,  Ferocious  the  Ferret,  as  a  token  of   thanks  for  their  support  for  Chris  Newman.  A  lucky  student   will  get  a  chance  to  babysit  the  animal.  The  student  will  then   earn  the  ;tle  'Friend  of  Ferocious'.   •  They  agree  that  Newt  deserves  to  keep  the  ferret.  However,   he  is  unhappy  of  the  idea  because  he  plans  to  visit  is  brother   a/er  school.   I  bet  you  know  my   brother..  Chris   Newman.  He's  on  the   team…  I  want  my   brother  back.   pages  123-­‐124  FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  7. 7. •  As  Newt,  Cecil  and  JJ  are  walking  home,  Ricky  Ratner  and  his   gang  confront  Newt  again.  This  ;me,  Ricky  is  angrier  because   his  cousin,  Reggie,  is  s;ll  being  hassled  by  Chris's  friends.   •  When  Ricky  sees  the  Ferocious  the  Ferret  in  the  cage,  he   signals  his  gang  to  yank  the  cage  out  of  Newt's  arms.  The   cage  door  opens  and  Ferocious  jumps  out  and  gets  away.   pages  128-­‐129   FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  8. 8. •  The  trio  chase  the  animal  off  un;l  they  reach  the  highway.   The  ferret  runs  right  into  the  traffic.   •  Captain  Nobody  dodges  the  incoming  traffic  to  get  Ferocious   back.  He  waves  fran;cally  to  stop  the  traffic.  Ferocious   weaves  in  and  out  of  traffic  followed  by  Captain  Nobody.  All   four  lanes  of  traffic  grind  to  a  halt.   page  131   FIT/SMKAM/2016  
  9. 9. •  As  soon  as  the  traffic  stops,  a  small  aeroplane  carrying  passengers   flying  so  low  that  its  wheels  are  nearly  touching  the  roofs  of  the   stopped  cars.  The  plane  makes  an  emergency  landing  on  the   highway!!   •  Everyone  at  the  scene  cannot  believe  their  eyes.   •  The  Ferocious  sits  on  Captain  Nobody's  ankle,  gazing  at  the  plane   ahead.  Newt    scoops  the  ferret  up  safely  and  runs  away  from  the   scene.   pages  132-­‐133   FIT/SMKAM/2016  

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