"I passed my test with an A! No thanks to my no-good pig stealing great great grandfather!"
"Gosh darn my no-good pig stealing great great grandfather!"
"This hole really is the hardest!"
Stanley Yelnats is an overweight kid with a lot of bad luck. Years ago, Kissing Kate Barlow robbed a bank and buried her treasure. Camp Green Lake is down in the hottest part of Texas where there used to be a lake but isn't anymore. It is a barren desert lake with a child prison camp.
"Um, they u- u- um, they stole the treasure chest out of my office".
Stanley Yelnats's family seems to be under some superstitious curse that was put on them by the legendary Madame Zeroni years and years ago.
"Lies! It says Stanley Yelnats on the chest, SEE!" Zero exclaimed as he lifted up the chest and turned it to show Stanley's name.
"What is going on? What kind of camp are you running Ms. Walker? Stanley, come on you're free, bring your friend too".
Stanley has a really hard time digging his first hole. Stanley finds a gold tube with the initials KB on it and he believes it will be some worth or something that the Warden maybe would want to see. But, he ends up giving it to X-ray considering he didn't want to cause problems and he is the leader of the group. Stanley stole the water truck to chase after Zero and crashes it. He then runs off into the desert lake to find Zero.
"Can't wait to get home to open this chest!".
"Stanley! Please just open it while you're still here!" the Warden insisted, and coughed as they zoomed off in the convertible leaving smoke flying back
Stanley and Zero are trapped in the hole with the treasure chest and a whole pack of poisonous lizards that could bite them at any moment. The Warden is waiting for them to die but the lizards aren't biting them.
"Thank you boys!"
Stanley Yelnats finds that the treasure chest surprisingly has his name on the chest. Stanley Yelnats's parents arrive to pick up Stanley, ask about Hector's files.
Stanley fixes the curse by helping Zero, the distant relative of Madame Zeroni. Hector and Stanley and all the kids are rescued
"Oh, you got lucky Hector Zeroni!" Mr Sir yelled at them as they zoomed off in the car and he spit out his sunflower seeds.