Parallel "the wet wood hissed in the flames" 75 "a faint smell of woodsmoke in the air" 79
Contrast "he bent over and kissed him on his gritty brow" 82 "There's no one to see. Do you want to die? Is that what you want?" 85 he went from being loving to pretty mean
Woodsmoke is mentioned a lot throughout these pages and I was wondering why.
Did the boy actually see a little kid?