CHAPTER 1: Main characters have a race, Maria hurts her leg. Barbara forced to complete a forfeit, Michele does it instead. Michele completes forfeit. Most of the main characters are talked about. Papa brings them a present of a model Gondola; Acqua Traverse is revealed.
CHAPTER 2: There is a talk with Michele and Maria at the start. Michele finds Fillipo, there is a lot of description of Michele finding him. Michele at this point is horrified, he tries to talk to him but gets even more scared. Michele has a second talk with Maria, Michele says he is going to run away from home, but in the end of the conversation he went home. At the end of this chapter you get a very good description of Mama.
CHAPTER 3: Michele wakes up to find Papa (not angry at all) and Barbara's Father sitting in the kitchen they are discussing business. He got dressed and went outside and Skull and the others were playing a game of soccer, Michele eventually went off for a ride, he wanted to go and see Filippo. He went to give him food and water. There is talk of a character named Sergio at the table and they also talk of the boy in the hole (Fillipo).
CHAPTER 4: Michele got up early, packed his bag with food and water, going to see Fillipo. He finds Felices Natale's Car, The brown coloured 127. Felice was Skull's older brother, he was crazy. Michele goes to see Fillipo. All of the adults are talking in a room, they are watching the news reports have it that a boy has been kidnapped, the mother appears on tv saying she wants her boy back, they all get angry and say they will cut off the boys ears.
CHAPTER 5: Michele meets Sergio, Sergio is standing there shaving in the bathroom and he talks to Michele. Michele than finds Mama, they than have a fight a Michele runs off. Michele runs off of to the stream and climbs the carob. Michele starts cleaning togo the dog, Barbara asks him to be her boyfriend, Michele says no. Michele talks to Papa and...