This Can't Be Happening At Macdonald Hall!
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In Gordon Korman's beloved first book, Bruno and Boots team up...and school is never the same!
Bruno and Boots are always in trouble. So the Headmaster, aka "The Fish" decides it would be best to separate them. Bruno must now room with ghoulish Elmer Dimsdale, plus his plants, goldfish, and ants. And Boots is stuck with nerdy, preppy, paranoid George Wexford-Smyth III.
Of course, this means war. Because Bruno and Boots are determined to get their old room back, no matter what it takes.
And the skunk is only the beginning....
All screaming stopped abruptly. The girls, who had been carried across the highway to safety by the courageous Macdonald Hall army, began to straggle back. Finally Mr. Sturgeon and several members of his staff arrived on the scene. They entered the residence and investigated until they could assure Miss Scrimmage that there was no fire — and no lion. A few minutes later Mr. Sturgeon came out onto the balcony and addressed his boys. "Return to your rooms at once," he ordered. "There is no fire. I repeat, return to your rooms at once.
I won't let you take all the blame. " "Thanks, that's very comforting! " Suddenly the loudspeaker burst into life: Attention, please. We regret to announce the disappearance of the York Academy mascot. She is a large grey tabby wearing an orange and black ribbon and a tag bearing the name Myrtle. We would remind the gentlemen of Macdonald Hall that the York Academy team are our guests. We ask that Myrtle be returned immediately to the Cougars' bench. "We're in for it now! " groaned Boots. "The Fish is looking straight at us!
Bruno heaved his suitcase onto the bed and threw it open. He went over to the large dresser and pulled out the bottom drawer. "This one mine? " "No-o-o! " Bruno was frozen by Elmer's anguished scream. He stared down into the drawer. Lining the bottom were dozens of tiny pots of earth with little plants sprouting in them. "You've ruined my experiment! " Elmer wailed. " Those plants were supposed to be in total darkness for a hundred and forty-four hours. Now I'll have to start all over! " "What do you have plants in a drawer for?
The cat erupted from the bag, swiping at Boots' face and scratching him from ear to chin. "Yeow! Stupid cat! " Boots howled, backing away. The animal stretched, then leapt up onto the bed where it began making strange groaning noises. "Do you think we hurt her? " Boots asked, rubbing his face. "Nah, she's probably just overfed. I'm sure they stuff her before games so she can look extra fat on their bench. " "She'd better be all right," said Boots doubtfully. "She's fine. C'mon, let's get going. We're late!
Good heavens! " she cried. "Whatever happened to you? " "Good morning, Mrs. Sturgeon. Mr. Sturgeon told us to repair the damage to Miss Scrimmage's gardens," said Bruno. "We just came to report that we've finished. " "If you've finished," Mrs. Sturgeon exclaimed, "what time did you start? " "Half past five," replied Bruno in his most pitiful voice. "Without breakfast? Come in at once! " Mrs. Sturgeon bustled them ahead of her into the kitchen. When Mr. Sturgeon came down for breakfast he found the boys established in his cosy kitchen, eating his porridge, with Bruno seated in his favourite chair.