Christopher’s curiosity does not subside in these 15 pages. He is still wondering where his book is and if his father really threw it away. Hunting for his book, he searches all the trash bins and rooms. He tries to avoid his father’s room because he was told not to mess with any of his father’s things, but the urge of finding his book was too much. Carefully going throw all the cabinets, boxes, and clothes, he finds the book hidden away in a box. To his surprise, he found more than his clue book, but letters written to him. These letters were a mystery to him because he had never seen them or told anything about them from his father. He decides to take one of the many letters to read who they’re from. A shocking letter was revealed, a message from his mother. All of this time Christopher thought she had died or at least that is what his father told him. These letters obviously prove that false.
Heron is any of numerous long-legged, long-necked, usually long-billed birds of the family Ardeidae, including the true herons, egrets, night herons, and bitterns.
In this book, Christopher is really trying to search for his own identity. It is very evident to us because he is curious about his life and the many questions surrounding it. He is confused about who he is and what his life is about. The detective work he carries on is the curiosity being expressed by his nature of finding out what really happened to his mother and the dog, Wellington. His father is not help his cause by masking the truth and telling lies to his son. This just continues to bring more questions and mystery to Christopher’s life.