Mr. Ayer is Molly’s father. He was a Penobscot Indian who was proud of his cultural heritage and made an effort to share it with Molly. He had a problem with alcohol abuse, however, and died in a car accident when Molly was eight years old. The charm necklace Molly wears was a birthday gift from her father.
Mr. Ayer / Molly’s Father Quotes in Orphan Train
The Orphan Train quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Ayer / Molly’s Father or refer to Mr. Ayer / Molly’s Father. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the William Morrow edition of Orphan Train published in 2013.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
The charms are all she has left of what used to be her life.
Related Symbols: The Three Pewter Charms / Molly’s Charm Necklace
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Mr. Ayer / Molly’s Father Character Timeline in Orphan Train
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Ayer / Molly’s Father appears in Orphan Train. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Spruce Harbor, Maine, 2011
Chapter 20: Spruce Harbor, Maine, 2011
...and a Sara Lee cake from the mini-mart where Molly’s mother worked. Her mom called Molly’s father repeatedly, angry that he hadn’t remembered. After Molly went to bed, her father came home... (full context)