Over the next couple of years, Bailey realizes that no one plays with Todd anymore.
Guess everyone else grew out of the explosives-and-animal-abuse phase of childhood.
During the summer, the family still visits the Farm.
And on that Farm, the family has a new visitor—a girl named Hannah.
Hannah meets Ethan while he's playing with Bailey, tossing him a handmade toy called the "flip," which is a "cross between a boomerang, a Frisbee, and a baseball" (10.18). It can break windows from many yards away.
Mom, who came to the Farm without Dad that year, decides to go back home early.
Grandma and Grandpa drive her home, leaving Ethan home alone with Bailey.
That night, Ethan hears a weird noise in the house.
Ethan opens the gun cabinet and gets ready to investigate.