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In the book I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier there are lots of twists in the plot The main character Adam Farmer aka A and Paul Delmonte is a resident in a mental hospital Throughout the story is woven an account of Adam Farmers bike trip to Rutterburg Vermont in search of his father It appears that in this story Adam never leaves the grounds of the mental hospital The journey takes place in his mind As Adam starts his trip he meets an old man at a gas station who calls Adam Skipper and has white hair and a face with so many red and blue veins that it resembles the road map in his handspage 23 This old man helps Adam with directions This is important because at the conclusion of the book Adam is called Skipper by Mr Harvester the old maintenance man on the grounds of the mental hospital This old man never goes anywhere although he loves to read maps has red veins in his face that resemble the road maps he is always reading page 212 These two people are either identical twins or the same person who is just imagined to be some one else by Adam when he takes his imaginary journey to his father I think that the gas station guy is also Mr Harvester because they are described exactly the same and they call Adam the same name Whipper Dobbie and Lewis meet Adam when he goes to Carver New Hampshire They give Adam a hard time and try to steal his present for his dad When he leaves the place and starts to bike again they follow him in a car They chase him and knock him into a ditch At the end on page 213 Adam thinks to himself about how Whipper always tries to steal Adams package and once knocked him into a ditch This is another point that supports
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