“It ain’t mine!” Joe threw the speller book down on the floor. “I already told you, I’m not going back!” Joe stomped over and sat next to the fire. His mother was busy fixing dinner and observed the conversation, but thought advice would be better received coming from Joe’s brother.
“It ain’t no shame to need a speller. Everybody needs help sometimes. The teacher wasn’t trying to embarrass you, she was just trying to help!”
“I ain’t no dummy.”
Frank picked up the book and sat down, putting an arm around his brother. “We both could use this help.”