The grandmother brought the family somewhere that caused their demise. The grandmother is a sneaky person because she took the cat with her when her son told her not too. It was her fault that making the kids to believe there was a treasure at the house she wanted to visit. She knew Baily her son will take her where she wanted if she influenced the kids first. Her cat jumps from the back seat to Bailys lap causing the car to broke down. When the grandmother realizes that the house she was thinking about wasn't in Florida but in Tennessee. She doesn't comment on making the mistake. After she sees a car coming she asks for them help. She also notes that the man looks familiar, and then yells out to Baily that he is...
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... him he backs up and starts shooting her multiple times. She was trying to comfort him, but he knew that he wasn’t going fall into her level by turning into a good man. He doesn’t think he is an evil person or a good person. The mortal of this story is that two characters can come together to make one realize something that the other person makes them see who they are.
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