By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Benny and his buddy Mike are in difficulty once they are interested in a uranium mine.
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That’s all I care. when you say Spotty didn’t beat. ” “Well, might be he didn’t beat,” stated Mike, “but how may possibly he beat whilst he didn’t comprehend the place to run? ” “Well, he couldn’t,” acknowledged Benny. “That’s what I acknowledged. He couldn’t and he didn’t. I by no means stated it was once a good race. ” “Mike,” stated Jessie pleasantly, “how did you ensue to come back out right here? You’re to date from the place we observed you final. ” “I know,” stated Mike. “But we love it the following. My Uncle Bob invited us to dwell the following while my father died. Uncle Bob acknowledged he may perhaps supply Pat a role. consider Pat? My gigantic brother? ” “Oh, yes,” acknowledged Henry. “He was once the one that virtually obtained drowned on the picnic. ” “Well, Pat works on the mine for my Uncle Bob. now not within the mine, yet outdoor. I do all kinds of labor for the mine, too. all of us paintings. mom washes the miners’ outfits. ” “Where’s your place? ” requested Henry. “Over there,” acknowledged Mike, pointing. “That purple one. the homes are all alike, purely various colours. every one residence has a backyard round it, however the grass is dry and brown. My condominium has an electrical range and a bathing computing device. It’s diverse from our outdated condominium again domestic. Come and notice my mom. ” “All right,” acknowledged Henry. “We’d wish to. ” “Pat isn’t domestic, yet my mom is,” acknowledged Mike. “She is creating a pie, probably, and lets have a few to devour. ” They reached the door of the crimson condo. “Ma, glance who’s the following! ” stated Mike. Mrs. wooden used to be certainly making pies. She used to be taking the 3rd pie out of the oven. while she regarded up and observed Benny, she laughed out loud. “Hello, Benny Alden! ” she cried. “You have by no means visible the remainder of us,” stated Jessie, giggling. “But you have got visible lots of Benny, while he went to varsity with Mike again within the East. ” “I’ve heard plenty approximately you,” stated Mrs. wooden. “Benny is a smart talker. He’s a very good boy. It does Mike strong to play with him. ” “It does Ben stable to play with me,” acknowledged Mike loudly. “Yes, i believe it does,” agreed Henry. Mike regarded up in shock. He didn't comprehend what to claim. He idea Henry wouldn't trust him. “Ma makes pies for the neighbors,” he acknowledged. “And you're without doubt neighbors,” acknowledged Mrs. wooden immediately. “So take your selection. i've got cherry, apple, and blueberry pie. All scorching. ” She started slicing the 3 pies. The odor was once scrumptious and the pie crusts have been brown and flaky. “I didn’t fairly have a lot lunch,” stated Benny. “Pull up your chairs round that table,” acknowledged Mrs. wooden. “And Mike, you get just a little cheese out of the fridge. ” “Where’s Pat? ” requested Mike, getting the cheese. “Gone to the financial institution. It’s pay day. He places Uncle Bob’s funds within the financial institution a week. You cross get him, Mike, and inform him to come back domestic and spot the corporate. ” Mike ran off down the road. Mrs. wooden watched him with a grin. “He’s now not a nasty boy, is Mike,” she stated. “He’s only a tremendous talker. ” “We understand that,” stated Jessie, smiling too. “He’d do something for his friends,” acknowledged his mom. “He is helping the lads on the mine much, whether he fights, too. They shaggy dog story with him and argue with him, yet they prefer him. ” Henry acknowledged, “This is the simplest apple pie I ever ate. ” “I agree,” stated Jessie. “The cherry has to be even larger than the apple.