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“The cost, you mean?” The nurse was the same from earlier, a pretty redhead with brown eyes and
a spray of freckles across her nose. “Your father asked for it as a charitable gesture. It’s a slow week.
The hospital administrator agreed.”
What does "It’s a slow week" mean?
“He woke, once, but isn’t speaking. Everyone here is pretty much heartbroken for him. He’s such a
tiny thing, and torn up over his mother. Everyone knows what he was planning to do with that gun, but
it doesn’t matter. Half the nurses want to take him home.”
What does "torn up over his mother" mean?
Elizabeth thanked her and tapped on Gideon’s door. There was no answer, so she went in quietly
and found him asleep with tubes in his arm and under his nose.
What does "tubes in his arm and under his nose" mean?
In his whole life, the poor boy had never caught a break. Poverty. Borderline neglect. Now he was branded
with this other sin.
What does "Borderline neglect" mean?