The Mystery of
the Upturned Bowl
that? cried Rodger, ogling the microwave
and its contents. How did that get in there? What
was it for? It must have been left there
overnight because nobody had cooked anything that
He saw a big,
white, greasy upturned bowl with a crumb
encrusted plate on top. The mystery of the
upturned bowl! he laughed and took the
plate off, shoved it in the sink and stared at
Why was it
The bowl was
slimy but empty. He took it into the living room,
almost tripping over their dog, Bentley, who lay
like a seal on the rug. Stephen sat on the floor
in front of the television, giggling at the
cartoons. He was dropping crisps into lit candles.
Steve! Rodger put the bowl down, hurried
over and took the candle. Yep - Stephen was still
in his crisp burning phase. Maybe he was
responsible for the upturned bowl.
give back! He reached up. Give back!
- no. He blew it out and put it on the
giggled and returned to his cartoon.
him. Stephen, what did you do with the bowl?
And how did you reach up that high?
crisp factory, making crisp factory! He
Bet-ley, climb worktop, put bowl in, put plate on
top, put crisps on plate ... ding! He
imitated turning on the microwave before he
relapsed into giggles.
his face screwed up with laughter and he rubbed
his stomach. Good shape for crisp factory!
Crisps burn well dad, crisps burn well! Burning
crisps taste nice and have a good smell!