Margie even wrote about it that night in her diary. On the page headed May 17,2157, she wrote, "Today, Tommy found a real book!"
The mechanical teacher had been giving her test after test in geography and she had been doing worse and worse until her mother had shaken her head sorrowfully and sent for the county inspector.
She said to Tommy, "Why would anyone write about school?" Tommy looked at her with superior eyes. "Because it's not our kind of school stupid. This is the old kind of school they had hundreds and hundreds of years ago.