Brain Scam by Jonathan Harlen

By Jonathan Harlen

During this humorous and fast moving tale, a boy named Toby pass judgement on overcomes his fears to struggle for what he believes is correct. Kreeb's Correct-a-torium is a college for antisocial childrens housed in an deserted monastery choked with dungeons and underground passageways. young children will get pleasure from the gross and grotesque info as Toby infiltrates the varsity and makes an attempt to save lots of its scholars from the terrible punishments of the evil, child-hating Professor Kreeb.

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God knows what that vile woman is going to do to the kids that get sent there! She’ll torture them! She’ll break their spirits! ’ Just then Emma gasped. We all heard it. It was the sort of gasp you make when you’ve just remembered something vitally important, that should have been done last Friday. ’ Dad said. ’ ‘Um, sure. I’m – I’m fine,’ Emma said shakily. ‘My toast went down the wrong way, that’s all. ’ ‘You don’t look fine,’ Mum said. ‘You look as white as a sheet. ’ ‘Nothing,’ Emma said. ‘I told you.

We were so ashamed. We hire the best tutors to teach him Quantum Physics and Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and what does he do? He stares at his paper and does nothing. He says he is bored with study. He wants to play football and cricket with the other boys. We’ve tried everything to make him work harder, but he won’t listen to us. ’ At the end of the interview with Mr and Mrs Chou, Professor Kreeb herself appeared on screen. ‘So there you have it,’ she said. ‘Three out of the four winners of my competiton have already been decided.

Just then Emma gasped. We all heard it. It was the sort of gasp you make when you’ve just remembered something vitally important, that should have been done last Friday. ’ Dad said. ’ ‘Um, sure. I’m – I’m fine,’ Emma said shakily. ‘My toast went down the wrong way, that’s all. ’ ‘You don’t look fine,’ Mum said. ‘You look as white as a sheet. ’ ‘Nothing,’ Emma said. ‘I told you. My toast disagreed with me. And my hair’s a mess, I can’t go to school looking like this— ’ ‘Your toast won’t be the only thing disagreeing 39 Brain Scam Text 19/1/05 4:24 PM Page 40 with you if you don’t tell me the truth,’ Mum said.

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