...ng a clap of thunder that seemed only a few miles
away. AAH! he yelled. He sprang out of his bed in fright and
ran out to the hall where Hank and Peggys bedroom was. Mom!
Im scared of the thunder! he yelled. But he looked very
surprised when he noticed that his mother was not the only one in
with her were Mr. Dauterive and even Luanne! Bobby was too young to
understand what they were doing, so the only thing he said was, Mr.
Dauterive, were you and Luanne scared of the storm, too?I
was, Luanne said. Until Bill made me relax.Make
room for another? Im so scared of the thunder, Bobby said.No,
Bobby, Peggy said. Were jam packed in here and weve all
got grown up things to do. Go to the living room to see if your
father will let you sleep there.Theres
more people here to make me feel better, Bobby said, climbing into
bed next to Peggy.Oh,
whats the use? Peggy said.TIME
LAPSE The next morning, 9:00 amHank
woke up in the living room. He stood up from the sofa and looked in
the kitchen. Normally, Peggy was in there either washing dishes or
something else. She was not in the kitchen. Peggy? Peggy?
Where are you? Hank called. He did not hear anything. Maybe
shes still in bed, Hank said. He walked down the hall and