In Chapter 9 of Freak the Mighty, why do Kevin and Max go to the hospital?  

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At the beginning of Chapter 9, “Life Is Dangerous,” in Freak the Mighty, Max believes they are going on another quest or adventure - like normal. However, this journey, according to Max, was a lot longer than others. He says, “I’ll bet we’ve gone ten miles at least, because my legs think it’s a hundred, and even as light as Freak is, he’s starting to feel heavy” (50). In other words, Max has been walking for a VERY long time with Kevin on his shoulders.

Eventually, they end up at their final destination, or “Fortress,” as Kevin refers to it (50). The final...

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