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Patty goes to stay at her grandmother’s house, in Memphis. As she is walking through Jenkinsville, on her way to Memphis, she gets harassed by some of the local townspeople.
While Patty is at her grandparent’s house Charlene Madlee, the reporter from earlier in the story, calls and makes an appointment to come visit Patty. Charlene discussed the possible penalties with Patty and her grandparents. Charlene heard that Patty may be too young to be prosecuted under the Treason Act.
In this chapter Charlene comes to visit Patty; however, she does not come as a reporter, she comes as Patty’s friend. Charlene calls Patty’s grandparents asking if she can come visit Patty and they are reluctant since she is a reporter. Charlene assures Patty’s grandparents that she is a friend of Patty’s.
Charlene, Patty and her grandparents discussed the possible prosecution options that Patty may receive. Charlene told them that Patty is most likely too young to be prosecuted under the Treason Act. Treason is the betrayal of one’s country by either waging war against it, or by purposely aiding its enemies. Patty was fully aware that she was housing a POW and therefore committed treason. However, Charlene feels that America would appear barbaric to the other countries if they sentenced a child to prison, for housing a POW.