Mr. Alums slammed his yardstick on his desk and the whole class got really, really quiet. "Let's see if you find this so humorous after you've seen how well this young man can read. And Byron Watson, if you are incapable of taking some of the fire out of your eye I assure you I will find a way to assist you."
I read through the Langston Hughes stuff really fast.
Miss Henrey then took the book from me and handed it back upside down.