“I know that. But if we make a real discovery, I’ll know how to go back
to Greenwich. ”
“You take the New Haven, silly. Same way as we got here.” Jamie was
“That’s not what I mean. I want to know how to go back to Greenwich
Jamie shook his head. “If you want to go different, you can take a
subway to 125th Street and then take the train.”
“I didn’t say differently, I said different. I want to go back
different. I, Claudia Kincaid, want to be different when I go back. Like
being a heroine is being different.”
“Claudia, I’ll tell you one thing you can do different …”
“Differently, ” Claudia interrupted.
“Oh, boloney, Claude. That’s exactly it. You can stop ending every
single discussion with an argument about grammar.”
“I’ll try,” Claudia said quietly.
— from the mixed-up files of mrs basil e frankweiler, e. l. koningsburg