Flashcards in Characters - Keith's Father Deck (4):
"wonderful private kingdom." (Ch2 p21)
This is Mr H's garage he is in awe of Mr H's tools and many activities.
"Silly games. Don't play them." (ch 9 p 187)
Mr H is inarticulate speaking in abbreviated phrases that do not form sentences. - not sure whether he really brave and traumatised in WWI or Keith lied about this.
" Like an ogre in his cave."
A fairy tale monster - typical things for a child to be afraid of - garage is the lair.