(Hoarsely): I want food. I'm starving, I haven't eaten anything for three days

(Hoarsely): I want food. I’m starving, I haven’t eaten anything for three days. Give me food quickly, quickly, curse you.
(a) Where has the speaker come from?
(b) Why hasn’t he eaten anything for three days?
© Which word in this extract means the same as ‘damn’?

(a) The speaker (convict) escaped from prison and was hiding from the police for three days.
(b) He escaped from the prison three days ago and since then he was hiding from the police, thus not getting any food to eat.
© The word is ‘curse’.