Mrs. Redmond is Mr. Redmond’s wife, and she lives with him in the house neighboring the Feehans. She often helps Mrs. Feehan by preparing food for Jack when he is at risk of starving. Because the Redmonds cannot afford dental care, Mrs. Redmond’s teeth are rotting, making her embarrassed to smile. Charlie insists the Redmonds use some of his winnings from the Ballarat Mile race to fix her teeth, as payment for all the Redmonds have done for his family.
Mrs. Redmond Quotes in Runner
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Chapter 10 Quotes
True, I had been wearing my father’s boots for some months now. Wearing them was easy […]. Any mug who knew the art of tying laces could do that. But filling them, now that was a different story altogether.
Related Characters: Charlie Feehan (speaker), Mr. Feehan, Mrs. Redmond
Related Symbols: Mr. Feehan’s Boots
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Mrs. Redmond Character Timeline in Runner
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Redmond appears in Runner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...music at their houses, while poor people have only “the piercing screams of hungry babies.” Mrs. Redmond and Mr. Redmond greet Charlie as he walks down the street, and they give him... (full context)
...as she snaps that the baby is freezing. Charlie offers to ask Mr. Redmond and Mrs. Redmond for wood, but Mrs. Feehan refuses to keep “scrounging” off the neighbors. She tells him... (full context)
...home. Mrs. Feehan has cleaned the blood from the kitchen and is feeding Jack something Mrs. Redmond brought over. Charlie is shocked by his mother’s battered face, and he almost can’t believe... (full context)
...Mr. Redmond insists. He starts to learn how to skip rope, to the delight of Mrs. Redmond , who helps his rhythm with nursery rhymes from her school days. (full context)
...awkwardly buys a cream bun and thinks of the women in his life: Mrs. Feehan, Mrs. Redmond , and Dolly. He concludes that they are all attracted to men who make them... (full context)
After dinner, Charlie brings Mr. Redmond and Mrs. Redmond a trolley full of wood to thank them for their kindness. Mrs. Redmond has bought... (full context)
...since “this was no longer a game, and [he is] no longer a boy.” Later, Mrs. Redmond and Mrs. Feehan say a heartfelt goodbye to Mr. Redmond and Charlie as they leave... (full context)
...as much money as he needs from the winnings to pay for a dentist for Mrs. Redmond . (full context)
...with a group of people outside the timber yard: Mrs. Feehan, Jack, Mr. Redmond and Mrs. Redmond , Alice, Mr. Cornwall, and Nostrils and his parents, the Heaths. Nobody other than Charlie... (full context)