When Halligan rang the doorbell, the bully answered the door; he quickly disappeared inside the house when his mother and father stepped to the door.
"I asked that the boy return to the room," said Halligan. "The kid looked like he would faint."
Halligan confronted the boy.
"You have no idea about the amount of pain you caused my son," he said. "You're still bullying him, and he cannot defend himself. You're lying to your parents and me. I refuse to believe that you're that heartless and don't have a soul."
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