Golden Box Book Publishing A Basketful of Kittens - Page 7

“Yeah,” Aiden, the boy in green shirt, agreed. “They’re not better than us.” “Stupid geeks,” Scott said as he looked at Mark for approval. Mark sneered and raised his arm. Two of his cronies happily gave him a high five one by one, except one. Peter pushed his glasses up on his nose nervously and shifted his weight from one foot to the other. “Oh, no!” Daniel whispered. He kept walking as he angrily yanked the towel off his shoulder and swung it over his other shoulder. “I guess Mark is staying home for the summer. Just great!” “He won’t try to hurt you,” Bianca whispered back. “He’s afraid of Peanut.” “I know,” Daniel replied angrily. “Mark is a coward. He picks on kids who are smaller than he is and can’t defend themselves. He picks on me only when Peanut is not around.” “Hey!” Hearing Mark’s angry shout, Bianca and Daniel turned back and looked at the group of boys. “Hey,” Mark yelled whispering about?” again. “What are you two “It’s none of your business!” Bianca said angrily. “Yeah?” Mark yelled. “I’m going to tell my dad that you’re walking your mutt without a leash. He’s a policeman, you know.” 7