"... To have a good attitude means, you're, what?"
They reviews vocabulary that next morning as Russell didn't even want to be in school. At first he wanted to fake sick but he couldn't think of anything that could get him to stay home.
"'Did you tell anyone?" Kevin had asked before class.
Russell answered no.
Kevin then made a threat that sounded as if he wanted to kill him.
"Come on guys you know this word! Russell?" Mrs. Carmody stopped right at Russell's desk and bent down to him. "Do you know this word?"
She wasn't repeating the definition of the word. Russell wasn't listening because he was deep in thought. He had to say one of the words on the list to get the stares of his back.
"That is correct."
Russell sighed in relief. He guess right and that was the end of the vocabulary. Now it was on to reading Matilda.
"Alright class, since we're so far into the book we're going to answer some question from the book." The papers were handed up each row. There were a