The Toilet Conundrum
Chapter 1 of Wally and the Holiday Jailbreak
Three successive chimes rang over the Bear Creek Elementary School intercom like bells in the school Christmas choir. Two of Wally’s classmates sprang to their feet and ran toward their backpacks, but Wally knew better. He glanced at his best friend, Sarah Evans, who was sitting on the edge of her red plastic seat with her elbows resting on her desk.
The Red Card
Chapter 2 of Wally and the Holiday Jailbreak
Wally sat on a plastic chair hugging his backpack as Mrs. Brenda told Principal Anderson all the bad things he’d done. He didn’t want to look at either of them, so he rested the right side of his face on the top of his backpack and thought about what he could get his father for Christmas.
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The Sweet Bribe
Chapter 3 of Wally and the Holiday Jailbreak
Sarah’s dog, Bee Bee, was sitting in Wally’s seat when he opened the door to Mr. Evans’s yellow Subaru. Bee Bee was a shaggy Bernese mountain dog with a head twice the size of Wally’s. A small puddle of drool had pooled on the seat under her mouth. Bee Bee moved her head toward Wally and licked the air in his direction, but he recoiled.
The Adult Stuff
Chapter 5 of Wally and the Holiday Jailbreak
Wally turned the page of The Boxcar Children: Mystery Ranch and continued reading, “‘Boy, look at that car!’ said Benny, looking out the wa…window,” Wally stuttered, sounding out the word. “It was long and low. It was pa…pa…painted yellow and black. A man got out of the car. A goo… a goo-ard?”
Chapter 4 of Wally and the Holiday Jailbreak
Wally saw Sarah’s blue house around the corner as they coasted down Northstar Court. They used to live close enough for Wally to ride his bike to their house, but moved at the start of the school year. Mr. Evans made Wally memorize their new address: 135 Northstar Court, Boulder, Colorado. He told Wally if anything ever happened to his dad, he should tell somebody to take him to their house.