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Describe David's physical appearance and injuries in the book.

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In addition to the bruises that my colleague described, there were also slash-marks on David's face. When the nurse examined him, she could see old knife scars on David's chest.

During a beating, David's mother pulled his left arm out of its socket. As a result of the injury, the arm hung uselessly, and his mother was forced to take him to the hospital. In another instance, David's tongue was lacerated and torn from being forced to drink ammonia; when he dared to look in the mirror, he saw that his tongue was "red and raw," with "layers of flesh" scraped away.

David's mother imposed arbitrary rules on him; among the rules was that David was not allowed to play on the...

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