This story is told in the first-person point-of-view, of young Ricky Baker. This gives us the perspective of a young Maori boy, with his unique intellect and sense of humor and quick wit.

Crump uses-idioms, such as “shoving more in… “stuck me in” “stuck me in” “keeping my head down” “busted in on us” “Carted us off to the police station” “straighten my self up” “shove around”                                                                                                                               Colloquial language “the wrong sort of stuff” “I was on the loose for seven weeks” “They reckoned” “The social welfare man reckoned”                                                                                                                                                               Informal, chatty style                                                                                                                                                                           Simple sentences “the bloke was lying”



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