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By Gordon Korman

While luckless Raymond Jardine turns into Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade-English undertaking associate, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, vague Canadian poet, to be able to cross the direction and win a holiday to a sumptuous Greek island.

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Pardon? " "My apartment was once in Seaford, however the city barriers have been replaced, so without warning we are in DeWitt. " "That's particularly interesting," acknowledged Amelia blandly. "Oh! Time for sophistication. Bye. " She headed off. "You by no means informed me all that stuff approximately your home and town lines," acknowledged Sean as he and Raymond settled themselves in English type. "I figured you simply moved right here. " Raymond appeared pained. "It's now not certainly one of Jardine's favourite issues to contemplate. you recognize what used to be tormented by the rezoning? gasoline stations, a 7-Eleven, a flower store, a Mexican foodstuff position, and one condominium. One apartment! Jardine. I reside blocks from Seaford excessive, yet i will not pass there anymore simply because I awakened one morning a resident of DeWitt. " Sean rolled his eyes. "Did you love it larger at Seaford excessive? " Raymond shrugged. "The lighting fixtures labored there. yet finally, it's not relevant the place Jardine is. They locate him. " He forged an important look on the ceiling. "Did you seize the overdue information final evening? there has been this nice piece on that sewer cleanser who went to Theamelpos and got here domestic to discover that he'd gained the lottery. Eight-point-three million smackers. " Sean scowled and attempted to pay attention to front of the room the place Mr. Kerr was once in a negative snit. Ashley Bach, a move pupil newly arrived from Staten Island, have been put in his type, thereby throwing off the associate method. because the twenty-seventh pupil, she had nobody to paintings with at the term's significant task. "Why could not you've got come earlier than? " lamented the trainer. "Where am I going to place you? " Ashley seemed mystified. "Can't one of many teams have 3 people? " Mr. Kerr winced. "But that is so sloppy. If you would come Monday, i may have made 9 teams of 3. Or if there have been of you, an additional pair - or seven teams of 4! would not that be whatever! " Ashley shuffled uncomfortably. "Sorry, sir. " "Oh, i assume it is not your fault. cross over there and paintings with" - he consulted his classification record - "Delancey and Jardine. It has no stability, yet i guess it is the easiest resolution. " Sean permit his breath out, and without notice discovered that he were maintaining it. He heard Raymond do an identical. Ashley Bach was once simply the main appealing lady within the institution and fairly in all probability the entire global. "I idea you acknowledged you had no luck," Sean whispered to Raymond. "This should have been your luck," Raymond whispered again. the 2 watched mesmerized as Ashley accrued up her books and made her excess of to the vacant seat beside Sean. She smiled at them, and Sean used to be optimistic that he observed a couple of smooth strands of her auburn hair stir within the breeze as she handed the air flow duct. "Hi. i am Ashley. i am hoping you men do not brain me becoming a member of your staff. " The expression in her eco-friendly eyes used to be open and pleasant. "Hi," Sean greeted her, craning his neck to verify that Mindy had spotted that this imaginative and prescient have been assigned to his workforce. "Welcome to DeWitt. i feel you are going to love it right here. i am Sean Delancey, and that i play at the basketball crew. i am a safeguard, and - " He gawked.

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