By the time the trashers left the house, the tears on the cheeks of the Avenger were cold and hard, like tiny pieces of glass.
The house is desecrated. Karen Jerome is left unconscious at the foot of the cellar steps. The family are stunned by the explosion of violence in their lives. The Avenger would wait, knowing when to strike.
"I am The Avenger," he whispered to the night. "And I will avenge this house and what has happened in it."