Chapter 8 Summary

At the nursing home, Rosemary the nurse wakes Jacob. She says he has been dreaming and muttering something about stars and cats. As she takes off the Velcro wrist restraints, she asks if he tried to run off the previous day. Jacob admits that his plate slid off the table, and Rosemary laughs saying that Jacob is a “live one.” Rosemary opens the blinds, and Jacob gets upset that he is never asked what he wants in his own room. Rosemary drops the blinds and marches out of the room. Then she opens the door just a little and asks if she may come in the room. Jacob is not sure whether she is playing a game with him, but he tells her to come inside. She asks if she can open the blinds to let in the sunshine, and Jacob tells her to do...

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