He has a purpose. The way he’s strutting he is not just doing nothing. He has a purpose. He’s determined.
His name is Charles William. He’s in a shopping center.
Why does he have a suitcase in the shopping center?
He’s just walking around looking at things. He might be getting into trouble.
No one is paying any attention to him. He’s all alone. Where is everybody? The shopping center looks deserted. No one is taking any notice of him.
Maybe it is in an airport. That would explain the suitcase. But where are the people? Where is his mother?
Charles William is running away from home. He is very determined. He’s looking for his mother.
Don’t you think that if you saw a boy this little all alone that you would stop and question him?
Charles William has a place to go. He is headed someplace specific. He’s going toward the food court. He’s noticed a favorite thing. He is going for French fries. Hopefully, they won’t be too hot.
He is awfully young. This is an odd situation. His parents should be nearby. Maybe his Mom is just behind Charles William.
When his Mom finds him, what will she say? “Where have you been?”, “What have you been doing?”
One day when Mary Lou’s smallest brother was about five, he disappeared. Finally, they found him in the barbershop in the strip mall. The last time he had a haircut, he got an ice cream cone. Her little brother wanted an ice cream cone so he went back to the barbershop.
Charles William is not concerned. He has a big suitcase. That has to be holding him back a bit. Otherwise, Charles William could be long gone.
Charles William might live near the mall. He might be meeting his Dad. Charles William is leading the way. Mom is following. They are going to have some entertainment at the mall. There is a playground at the mall. Charles William wants to play on the swing. He will swing a while. Then they will have ice cream cones. After they eat ice cream, Mom and Charles William will take Dad to the airport. Then Charles William will have the suitcase no more!