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Jolly Solly: If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!

R. Atkins

There was a tremendous racket coming from the Rabinowitz house. Mr. Krankowitz, walking past on his way back from Gavriel’s Grocery Store, clapped his hands over his ears in dismay. WAAH! WAAH!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It was Yoni Rabinowitz, Raffi and Shimmy’s baby brother, throwing yet another tantrum. Mr. Krankowitz had heard him on his way to the store — and now, here he was on the way back, and the kid was at it again! The same thing had happened that morning, when Mr. Krankowitz had gone to buy his daily newspaper.

The old man decided to find out what was going on. He marched up to the Rabinowitzes’ front door, and banged loudly.

Nobody could hear him above the noise. It was only after some really fierce hammering with the door knocker that Raffi finally looked through the peephole to check who it was and opened the door.

“What’s all the yelling and tantrums about?” growled Mr. Krankowitz, forgetting to say hello.

“Yoni got his first pair of new shoes, and he doesn’t want to wear them,” explained Raffi wearily. “Every time he sees them, he throws a tantrum.”


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