Ahh, once the heroine escaped and got help for the rest of the family, slowly, very slowly, probably almost microscopically slowly, things began to change for the better. Why slowly? The average person might think that the change was instant. After all, being taken, escaping, getting away from the absurd-abusers, must give one instant change right? Yes, the change was instant. Their living quarters, arrangements changed, the food that they were offered changed, and lots of other things changed —
..though, not all changes would be considered ‘for the better’ to the still-captive Turpin kids. After all, weren’t they still prisoners? Yes.