May Belle, Jess's little sister saw Jesse when he was trying to sneak out from their bedroom. He actually want to go out for a run and he told May Belle that it is going to be only over a cow field.
Jess had always gotten up early every day in all summer just to run. He made it through without getting caught by his mom. He began it by trot across the yard. His breath was coming out into a little puffs. He is running out of breath. He is reminding himself that by the noontime, his mom would had him working and it would be hot enough.
Two of Jess's sisters are not homed by 7. While Jesse had finished all the picking and even helped his mother can the beans. His mom never canned except when it was scalding hot.
Jesse closed the screen door gently as he entered and slipped past through his mother. He went in to his shared room with the little ones, he dug under his mattress and pulled out his pad and pencils. Then, stomach down on the bed, he began to draw.
By the next morning, he almost did not get up at the sound of the pickup. He could feel that even before he became fully awake, he was really tired. May Belle was grinning at him, propped up on one elbow and asked him if he was going to go for a run. He told her that he was not going to run but, he is going to fly.
Jess did not get to see Leslie Burke again except from a distance until the first day of school, on the following Tuesday, it is when Mr. Turner brought her down to Mrs. Myers' fifth-grade class at Lark Creek Elementary. Mrs. Myers kept on mumbling by counting out the students in the class. She said that none of the class has more than twenty-nine.