The story behind “The Hideout”
The place in with pascal grew up and lived all of his childhood could be considered poor by our standards. In Pascals hometown of Agabande is a small town where the people don’t make much money. Pascal’s family could be considered more wealthy than his friends and people they live around. One key piece of evidence that suggests that is his families water tank. Pascal’s father had been earning some extra money from his job and after saving it for a while he decided to get a water tank for his family. Normally you would think this is not such a big deal right? Wrong. Well sorta, when the water tank was installed by their house, the book had stated that it was normally quite a spectacle for someone to get a water tank put in and that a some people from the town even came to watch. His father's quest for a water tank is what ended up in pascal being able to create a secret hideout. Before they had purchased the new water tank his father had actually tried to salvage an old water tank that he had sourced locally. The tank was far away from his house and he tried to roll it up a hill to his house but ended up denting and scratching it. His father predicted this would cause it to rust and decided it was not going to be used. He left the water tank on its side, Pascal, being a curious young mind realised that he could fit through the whole into the bigger inside of the water tank, he eventually decided to make it into a secret hideout with his best friend Henri. Since his family is only going to spend money when it is needed and because he didn’t want his family to find it, he used debri and lost items he had found to furnish the hideout. He found things like old wood beams, crates, and even a kerosene lantern for his hideout.
The hideout also played an important part in saving not only Pascals life, but also his sister Nadines. When the “Jolts” started attacking the town and killed all of the residents it provided Pascal with a place to hide. The men or “Jolts” were coming back to pascals house to look for any survivors or hiding people to kill and Pascal needed a place to hide. He eventually ended up hiding in his “secret hideout”. He also was able to protect a baby from the men killing everyone, even though it unfortunately died later. With all the history that pascal and his hideout had been through. I thought it would be quite sentimental to him making it an important part of his childhood, if not his life. Making it something that is deep and meaningful to the character.