Well, were you able to figure out the coded message? After a long trail of knock-down, drag-out fights with my oh, so cooperative scanner, I was finally able to post the answer. Did you come close to figuring it out? I had been away from it for a couple of days and it took me awhile to recall what the sentence was.
Now, here's my question for you; Have you had your Hooky Day? Did you enjoy it or did you have life-long consequences, something like Oliver experienced as a result of his Hooky Day?
To be really honest, it was at this point in the story that my heart completely embraced Oliver and his little brother, Edward. After all, Oliver was not a Crook. I felt that his punishment far exceeded the crime, in this instance. Especially when you take into account the innocence with which Hooky Day was originally approached.
Nope! That was one Hooky Day that poor Oliver must have regretted for the rest of his life. I can only hope that teachers are more understanding, today than Oliver's teacher was with him. I know that some of you are teachers and I am happy to report that I have only heard good things about you. On behalf of every person who ever learned from a teacher... Thank you. Keep up the good work. We do appreciate all that you do.
Until the next time, keep a hug on.