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After Sonny Jim's father was absent for several days (missing his birthday in the process), he apparently returned. Dougie appeared to be in a catatonic state and Sonny Jim gave him a thumbs-up in the morning and helped him sit down at the breakfast table and eat his pancakes.
The next evening, Dougie came to Sonny Jim's room and sat with him, playing with his clap-activated lamp until Sonny Jim's mother angrily called Dougie down.