The Ice Cream Truck from Hell ~ Part 5

Audrey Driscoll's Blog

Doof wasn’t at school on
Monday. Or Tuesday. On Wednesday, Will went to the school’s office to ask if
Doof had been reported sick. The lady who usually sat in the office wasn’t
there, but Will heard people talking in the Principal’s room, whose door was

“I think it’s
time we did something about the Duffy boy.” Will’s ears pricked. The Duffy
boy, that was Doof. “He’s missed three days already this week and I’m
pretty sure I know why.” Will recognized the voice of Ms. Lacy, the
school’s guidance counsellor.

A man rumbled an
answer. Will couldn’t understand what he said, but he knew it was Mr. Springer,
the Principal. “What about the mother?” Mr. Springer must have turned
or talked louder, because Will heard this just fine.

“She’s not in the
picture,” said Ms. Lacy. “I gather she’s left the home. It’s just
Harold and his father…

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