It was nearly lunchtime, but everyone forgot how hungry they were when Garden Irene McGeeny said it: “I live in an underground castle.”
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was summing up a Social Studies chapter about types of homes people live in, but every student looked to Garden Irene, the new student. She said it in a very clear voice. There was no mistaking what she said.
Everyone, including Mrs. Fitzpatrick, didn’t know whether to be stunned by Garden’s outburst of personal information, or whether to laugh and tell her to “get real.”
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