What does Grim tell Max that Killer Kane is in Freak the Mighty?

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I believe that this question is asking about a conversation that happens between Max and Grim in chapter 21. The conversation occurs near the end of the chapter after readers find out that Killer Kane must serve out the rest of his previous sentence plus an additional ten years. Grim tells Max that Killer Kane is a accident of nature and that Max is nothing like him. Grim then tells Max that the only things he got from his dad were his looks. Everything else, especially his heart, he got from his mother. While this conversation may be brief, it is hugely important for Max's mental and emotional health. Max knows that his own grandparents are wary of him because of the way that he looks. Additionally, Gwen's initial reaction to Max was one of fear based on his looks.

This chapter also sees Kevin's condition quickly becoming worse and worse. Max may have survived his father's kidnapping, but his life still appears to be spiraling out of his control. His grandfather's kind words are a very needed emotional boost to a kid who really struggles to see himself in any kind of positive light.

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In Chapter 21 of Rodman Philbrick's teen novel, Freak the Mighty, Max's grandfather explains to the boy that Killer Kane was " 'an accident of nature.' " Grandfather Grim tells Max that all he got from his father was " 'your looks and your size.' " Max's positive qualities--particularly his good heartedness--came from his mother, who was murdered at the hands of Max's father, Killer Kane. In Chapter One, Max overhears his grandparents whispering about his father--how "Maxwell was getting to look like Him"; how Max "is like him"; and how Grim and Gram need to "watch out, you never know what he might do while we're sleeping." Perhaps most importantly, Grim warns Max to stay in the house while his father is on the loose.

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