FC: SONNY HICKAM | Rocket Boys Ch. 5
1: I go to Big Creek high school. So do my friends Roy Lee, O'dell, and Sherman. The school is pretty big | BIG CREEK
2: This is Quentin. he uses really long hard words. he always has a suitcase with him To fulfill my goal to build a rocket, I had no choice but to ask him for help. Fortunately, he said he would help. we shook hands to make it a deal. | Quentin was the class joke.
3: Dorothy Plunk | this is the love of my life. Her name is Dorothy Plunk she's known for being really flirty and cheating on her boyfriends. But it doesn't matter because she is pretty. One day I was forced to talk to her, and surprisingly, she said she needed help on science so she asked me if I could tutor her at her house on Sundays. I was very excited
4: This is Junior. He is the clerk at the drugstore center of the Big Store. He is a cherubic and smart man
5: The reason I went to the big store was to get saltpeter, sulfur and charcoal for my rocket experiment with Quentin.
6: I was on my bicycle heading home from the Big Store, when I passed the coal mine. Mr. Dubonnet saw me and stopped me.
7: Mr. Dubonnet said that it was a good thing i was making a rocket. | He also said that I was too smart to stay in Coalwood. So I yelled back that he was smart too.
8: When Quentin gave a little bow to my mom, she giggled like a little girl and gave him chocolate chip cookies. | her hand going to her mouth almost like a bashful girl's
9: since neither of us actually knew how to make a rocket yet, we made homemade ones out of an aluminum tube and the fins out of cut out triangular pieces.
10: I was surprised when i saw Roy Lee near the neighborhood. So I let him follow Quentin and me to test our creation
11: The experiment didn't turn out as well as we've planned.. The first rocket did not do anything but spout out stinky yellowish smoke, and the second one surrounded out house with thick oily smoke. Dad was very angry. Luckily, mom tried to calm him down
12: After having an amazing night teaching Dorothy, i made up my mind to ask her out the next day. However i was horrified to see Dorothy with senior football boys. I was very heartbroken that I was just standing there, staring at her.
13: The end of Chapter 5