there's some leeks!" Leighton ran to pick the little green
shoots. "Hey, sis, how do you like this perfume?" He
crushed a leek right under Amy's nose.
"Get that stinky thing away from
me!" Amy gave her brother a shove that sent him reeling.
"Fight! Fight! Fight!" Elmer
chanted, but no one heard him.
"Let's stop that right
now," Mr. Hallman said calmly. "We're here to welcome
spring, not scare it back to winter."
"Mom," Amy intoned in that
special voice that always meant bad news for one of her siblings.
"Last week Leighton and Morris ate leeks at recess and stunk up
the whole classroom. The teacher was real mad."
Mrs. Hallman frowned at her sons.
"Oh boys, you didn't ! I'll be too embarrassed to visit
Rummelhardt School again, if that's true."