‘'Bill", he cried, "you're off your head

‘'Bill", he cried, “you’re off your head.
Think of the purse!”
(a) The word ‘cried’ means
(b) What had ‘Bill’ done that makes the speaker say these words?
© Why had Bill made such a decision?

(a) shouted
(b) Bill had announced his decision to not fight on Monday against Jimmy Murphy.
© Bill made this decision because the fight would be national news and would be reported in the newspapers with his photograph. Harold would see it and would feel ashamed of his father’s actual profession.