By Alyssa Brugman
Brenda Edel's champion stallion has disappeared. was once he stolen, or is all of it an twist of fate? Shelby resolves to determine. in the meantime, a traveling trick driving troupe have organize at the different facet of the Gully. Shelby's trusty pony, Blue, together with his festive coloring and reliable laid-back variety, makes an ideal trick driving mount, and Shelby improves quick. should still she subscribe to the troupe and depart her previous buddies from the stables and Pony membership at the back of?
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Their mother tried to distract them. ' Shelby interrupted. 'Well, yes. ' 'I spy with my little eye, something . ' Shelby started. ' Blake yelled. '. . starting with D,' finished Dad. ' Blake called out. ' 'Dashboard,' said Connor with a yawn. Shelby and her mum groaned. ' Blake asked. ' 'Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall,' Shelby sang. ' the others chorused. They lapsed into silence again. Shelby wished that she'd borrowed Erin's MP3 player. At least she would have something to do. She leaned forward, elbows on knees, resting her chin on the heels of her hands, keeping an eye out for floats or horse transport trucks.
She smiled briefly. 'It seems silly now, so I thought I'd do it all at once. ' Dad said. He was smiling, but Shelby could tell that underneath it he was worried. When Shelby was younger they had really only seen Aunty Jenny at Christmas time when she came to stay with them, but Shelby had noticed recently that her father was arranging to see her more often, and phoning Aunty Jenny 'just to say hi'. He joked and laughed, but underneath that was the same concerned expression that he was wearing now.
Both,' Shelby answered. Her mother laid her playing cards face down on the table and waited. Shelby's face grew redder. She was going to have to come up with an explanation. 'Well, what happened is, yesterday I met a . . ' Her father turned to her mother again. ' 'Shut up,' Shelby muttered, her face flushed again. 'Did you hear that? She's telling us to shut up. She's wearing a miniskirt and meeting an um friend, and bam! Just like magic she's a teenager. Where's my camera? ' He jumped up. 'We can have it blown up for her twenty-first.
Hide & Seek by Alyssa Brugman