At times the father would get a kind of rough with the kids and the mother. At first Harold was surprised by this, but just put it down to an old-school upbringing. An thereofore never took much notice. There were times when Harold felt like saying something, just to see if the father had any reason for hitting his kids and shouting at him the way he did, but even if he could talk he wouldn’t have said anything. From where he sat it was a sticky situation that didn’t need any interfering. Not at that point, anyway.