By Betty G. Birney

The scholars in Room 26 are studying approximately boats and development their very own for a race on Potter's Pond. Humphrey the hamster loves dreaming approximately being a pirate and looking at his pals construct ships. but if he mistakenly finally ends up at sea at the day of the boat race, he reveals himself in the course of extra event than he bargained for! Humphrey is again during this fascinating tale of a hamster at the excessive seas of hilarity.

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And it sometimes makes grown-ups nervous. I don’t know why, because I keep my poo FAR-FAR-FAR away from my food and everything else in my cage. In my view, you won’t find a cleaner animal than a hamster. Mrs. Brisbane took two steps toward Mrs. Wright. ” she asked. ” “You know,” said Mrs. Wright. ” asked Mrs. Brisbane, looking Mrs. Wright right in the eyes. ” That caught Mrs. Wright off guard. “Really? I thought it was a little warm,” she said, hurrying toward the temperature control. While Mrs.

Was this the ocean after all? ” Lower-Your-Voice-A. J. shouted in his loudest voice. Garth held my hamster ball up, and when I stopped swaying from side to side, I saw lots and lots of blue water filled with lots and lots of fish! J. explained. “An aquarium,” Mr. Fitch corrected him in a kind voice. ” Oh, yes, it was quite a home for fish. There were orange fish, silvery fish, fish with black-and-white stripes like Mr. Fitch’s shirt, big fish, little fish and more! There was even a tiny boat lying at the bottom of the aquarium, which started me wondering just whose boat it was and what had happened to the owner.

Mrs. Brisbane looked down at me. Because my hamster ball is yellow, she looked all yellow, too. Everyone did. “Not you, Humphrey,” she told me. ” There was a loud groan from my classmates. I think every single one of them groaned. “We can’t take Humphrey to the library,” Mrs. Brisbane insisted. ” Miranda—dear Golden-Miranda—raised her hand and the teacher called on her. “He wouldn’t hurt anything,” she said. ” Wait-for-the-Bell-Garth Tugwell spoke up, too. ” “Very well,” said Mrs. Brisbane. ” And that was it!

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