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“Nothing, I said I have to go home, now,” Peter mumbled, retreating. He looked frightened and relieved that Mark didn’t hear what he said. “My mom will kill me ‘cause I didn’t take the garbage out,” Peter said in a hurry. Peter turned and started running down the sidewalk toward his house. Mark shrugged his shoulders and waved to the other two boys to follow him. Daniel stood there stunned and said to Bianca, “Wow, did you hear what Peter said?” “Yes, I did!” Bianca replied with a smile. “I never thought he would muster enough courage to stand up for himself.” “Luckily Mark didn’t hear him. I can imagine how scared Peter was, but I’m afraid that Mark will not leave him alone.” 12