Recently I have read chapters 17 and 18 of the book The Thief Lord. In chapter 17, Victor (the detective searching for Prosper and Bo) found out that the leader of the group of children who were together a lot, was named Scipio and Scipio's father was so rich he owned two movie theaters. In chapter 18, Scipio warned the others to leave because he knew Victor was coming to look around the theater.
Why did Scipio not tell his friends that his family was rich? Why can't the children just hide from Victor? Where will the children go? Here is a quote from the book, "Hornet had to keep wiping tears from her face while she packed her favorite books into a plastic bag." I think this quote shows that he children don't want to leave the theater and worse they don't know what they're going to do.