In the book Bud, Not Buddy, what lie does Bud tell the man in the fancy car?

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Let me add some further specifics before answering your question.  The “fancy car” is driven by a kind man named Lefty Lewis.  The car is “fancy” because Lefty is a chauffeur who drives between one hospital and another.  In this case, Lefty is carrying blood for an important operation.  (This...

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Let me add some further specifics before answering your question.  The “fancy car” is driven by a kind man named Lefty Lewis.  The car is “fancy” because Lefty is a chauffeur who drives between one hospital and another.  In this case, Lefty is carrying blood for an important operation.  (This originally bothers Bud quite a bit.)  Further, there is a fairly simple answer to your question.  Bud lies by telling the driver of the car that Bud has run away from Grand Rapids, Michigan instead of telling the driver of the car that Bud has run away from Flint, Michigan.  The orphanage where Bud lives is located in Flint.  Further, the latest foster family (the Amos family) who Bud was forced to stay with is also located in Flint.  Bud wants to get to Grand Rapids very much because that is where he thinks is father is located.  Bud figures this lie is the best way to get him to Grand Rapids.

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