The reunion had lasted a week. As they packed for home, his father, in a far too offhand way, had suggested they visit Chig’s grandmother. “We might as well drop in on her and my brother’s.” So, instead of going north, they just had gone farther south, had just entered her house. And Chig had a suspicion now that the reunion had only been an excuse to drive south, that his father had been heading to this house all the time. His father had never talked much about his family, with the exception of his brother, GL, who seemed part con man, part practical joker and part Don Juan; he had spoken of GL with the kind of indulgence he would have shown a cute, but ill-behaved and potentially dangerous, five-year-old. Chig’s father had left home when he was fifteen. When asked why, he would answer: “I wanted to go to school. They didn’t have a Negro high school at home, so I went up to Knoxville and lived with a cousin and went to school.
Dose it mean that He talked about his brother with abnegation like someone who would have shown his emotions toward a cute, but ill-behaved and potentially dangerous, five-year-old?
(GL is Doctor Charles 's brother and Doctor Charles after so long wanted to visit his family)
Source: Based on a short story named: A Visit to Grandmother by William Melvin Kelley.
Thanks in advance.