By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Greater than whatever, Benny desires to have a sleepover within the boxcar in Grandfather's yard. while Henry tells Benny to name Michael and Tyler to work out in the event that they can spend the evening, Benny is delighted. delighted, that's, till humans retain stating the observe scared. the lads are beautiful convinced they'll be fine—Michael says basically bears scare him. Then, sooner than they could get to sleep, Henry and the 3 boys need to enterprise in the course of the darkish evening and again into the home. They pay attention a noisy crash. Will they make it during the evening within the boxcar?
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When I went to Tram’s house there was often some sort of wildly unfamiliar broth bubbling on the stove, which I would always politely refuse. She would offer me golden crepes filled with shrimp and bean sprouts, fresh off the frying pan, and I’d opt instead for a bowl of jasmine rice doused in soy sauce—a much less intimidating option. Tram’s mom would avert her eyes politely as I scarfed it down, the rice spilling out of my inexpertly wielded chopsticks. Not all of my friends cared about food like I did, but Tram understood.
But I didn’t care—the food was so good. In the mornings, I would wake to the crowing of Harold’s rooster. I’d spend the day exploring the grounds, digging through the garage for hidden treasures, picking persimmons from one of dozens of fruit trees, collecting fresh eggs, and feeding the chickens, ducks, and fighting roosters that he kept for fun. ” I’d ask, always the rule follower. ” The highlights of our days were mealtimes, punctuated by the occasional trip to various Asian grocery stores where my mom would stock up on specialties that she couldn’t get back home in Silver Spring.
One of my aunts would tend to the grill on the patio with a fan and a pair of wooden chopsticks, cooking the morsels of fish until they were just done, tender and flaky, with the tiniest hint of smoke from the charcoal. We would eat these with slender vermicelli noodles, pulled from the boiling water at just the right moment to retain that perfect amount of bounce, heaps of cooling dill, fish mint, Thai basil from my grandma’s garden, and crushed roasted peanuts, all drowned in a piquant fish sauce, bright with lime juice and red chiles.
Benny's Boxcar Sleepover (The Boxcar Children: The Adventures of Benny and Watch Series, Book 12) by Gertrude Chandler Warner