What does eleven year old Erin tell her small brother when he says animals are talking to him. She tells him to stop being so silly. There was no way lizards and roosters could talk to him! That also included the alligator their grandmother told him lived in their well, ready to jump out to bite off his head if he didn’t keep away from it!
It wasn’t as though Erin’s life wasn’t bad enough with her father risking his life fighting in New Guinea. War, Erin decided, was a terrible thing. Sometimes school wasn’t all that wonderful either, so it just as well Erin had Aidan to befriend her.
There was something special about ragamuffin Aidan. It was why she loved him.