BISMILLAH

  “Good,” said Don’s mother. “My mother will pick me up in half an

hour.” “Okay,” said Don’s mother. “We’d better get going then.” She was

making lunch on the counter. Don was sitting at the table, looking at

a book. “Look at this!” he said to Jamaal. Jamaal sat down. The book was

about whales. There was a picture of a ship with a big whale beside it.

“Don, please get down the potato chips,” said his mother. Don got up and

used a chair to reach them. Jamaal looked at the book.