Her brothers told her to run away.
She wasn't feeling appreciated at home.
She wanted more chores at home.
She disliked school and never wanted to go back.
She wouldn't have to take anymore baths.
She wouldn't have to do anymore laundry.
She enjoyed planning the adventure.
Riding the schoolbus.
He worked extra jobs around the neighborhood.
He had no money.
He stole from his younger brother.
He saved his allowance and by cheating at cards.
In his wastebasket.
In the blanket at the foot of his bed.
Under his bed.
In the shower.
He was carrying $24.24 in coins.
He kept bumping into the bus seats.
He was tripping over his shoelaces.
He was hitting his instrument case on every seat in the bus.
Letters to Claudia's pen pals.
Letter to her parents and to a cereal company for a refund.
Letters to her brothers.
Letters to the bus driver and train conductor.
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