By Irene Hunt
The unforgettable tale of younger Jethro Creighton who comes of age through the turbulent years of the Civil warfare.
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61 TIGHT TENTACLES Ivy and Bean worked so hard on their fish prints that they forgot about getting sick. It was only on the way home that they remembered. Ivy looked down Bean’s throat. “It’s pink,” she said. “It’s always pink,” said Bean. She felt her forehead. “I have a headache,” she said. “That’s good,” said Ivy encouragingly. But when they got to Bean’s house, Bean’s mother said that a person with a headache was too sick to eat an ice-cream bar, and that’s when Bean realized that she didn’t have a headache after all.
He looked up. Ivy nudged Bean and pointed at his nose. It was runny. ” asked Bean. “Yes,” said the kid. He coughed with his mouth wide open and then looked back up at them again. ” asked Ivy. ” said Bean. ” “I don’t want to throw up,” whispered Ivy. “Oh,” said Bean. She didn’t want to throw up either. ” she asked the boy. He looked a little worried. “I don’t think so. ” Ivy took a step away. Bean stared at him, thinking about friendly squids. ” she asked ﬁnally. ” He wiped his nose. ” 54 Bean stuck her hand on his face.
Bean pictured her arm cracked in half. “I saw a picture of a guy who broke his arm, and his bone poked out of his skin,” she said. Ivy made an ouch face. “Yeah, I know,” said Bean. “Maybe we don’t have to break them. ” She didn’t really know what a sprain was, but she knew that it didn’t involve bones poking out of your skin. “Okay. Sure. We can’t be squids with sprained arms either,” said Ivy. ” “No how,” agreed Bean. They looked at each other. ” Bean asked. “I bet it’s like breaking, only smaller,” Ivy reasoned.
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt