Investigation, pt 2

“Patrick, other students have complied to this. Why do you have to make this difficult?â€?
“_I’m_ being difficult? Do you realize how big of a hassle it is to come from a class on the other side of the school, worrying like crazy, & be told, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience, but we just want you to get your fingers dirty’?â€?
“Why would you be worrying?â€? he asked, waiting for the confession.
“Don’t you get worried when you get called to see, oh, I don’t know, the superintendent? The governor?â€? Patrick asked frankly. The principal slumped back into his chair. This was not the answer he had expected. But, he had to admit, it was a perfectly ligitament answer.
Patrick sighed. “If I must, I will,â€? he said.
“Good, good.â€? This is the moment of truth, he thought to himself. This will show, beyond a doubt, that this wise-guy is the one! This little insect that’s been itching me since the sixth grade! And this incident, along with the other mischief on his transcript, will give me reason to kick him out for sure!

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