By Irene Hunt

The unforgettable tale of younger Jethro Creighton who comes of age in the course of the turbulent years of the Civil struggle.

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She didn’t hear anything. At least, not until Ms. ” Ivy tried to scrunch down behind Bean, who was sitting next to her. Ms. ” “Yes,” whispered Ivy, not looking at Ms. Aruba-Tate. The bell rang and everybody started squirming around, but Ms. Aruba-Tate held 60 up her hand. “So I expect that I won’t hear any more nonsense about a ghost in the bathroom. ” Everyone looked at Ivy. Ivy picked some dirt out of the rug. “Right,” she whispered after a moment. “Put up your chairs, boys and girls,” said Ms.

The girl was coming out of the bathroom. “See how she’s rubbing her hands? That’s because she just walked through the cold mist. ” Leo looked at Ivy. ” “There’s a ghost in our bathroom,” Bean explained. “It’s like walking through a cold mist,” said Emma. “And it has glowing eyes,” added Zuzu. “You guys are wacko,” said Leo, dropping his ball on the ground and pretending to kick it. “There’s a portal to the ghost world right outside the door, in the cement,” said Ivy to Emma and Zuzu. “Bean and I found it when we went to the bathroom.

The Elasmosaur probably used its long neck to go down to the seafloor and eat stuff there,” said Ivy softly. ” Ms. Aruba-Tate smiled. ” they hollered. “Except for the Loch Ness monster,” said Ivy softly. ” said Ms. Aruba-Tate. ” “Uh,” said Ivy. She was stuck. Ms. ArubaTate probably didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster. Ivy couldn’t think of any other marine reptiles. ” said Ms. Aruba-Tate. ” 37 After the door had closed behind Ivy, Bean waved her hand in the air. “Ms. ” asked Ms. ArubaTate.

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