Chapter 2 / Emergency!
“Those girls are up to no good.” Michael momsays. “You ain’t kidding.” Michael murmurs. “They alwayspick on people,” I say, “I don’t see why they do it in thefirst place.” I finish. “They do it because they’re jealous.They just feel bad about their own self.” Michael’s momsays. “Have you heard the saying: people who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones?” his mom asks. “No. No Ihaven’t.” I say full of thought. “Well, what does it meanto you?” she says. “It means that if you’re living in a glasshouse, and you throw stones, then you will knock one of your windows clean open!” I say. “That’s not thee rightanswer.” She says. “Then what is it Ms. Neil?” I askthinking that I am right. “The saying means that if youdon’t look that appealing, or if you live in a glass house,then you shouldn’t talk about other people, or youshouldn’t throw stones because it just makes you feelbetter. That isn’t right.” Ms. Neil says. “Oh! That makesperfect sense! I am going to remember that!” I sayexcitedly.
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
The words run around in my head. I think aboutthis for a moment. I am going to tell Charade when shepicks on me tomorrow.
.“Now you knowthat I don’t want to go home Mike. Just one more hour,and I’ll be gone. Promise. I just don’t want to go home