Carin: We’re going to be late for school. Hurry up!
Hwan: I’m not going to school today. I’m sick.
Carin: You’re not sick. You’re playing hooky. You’re not going to put one over on Mom. She’ll know you’re faking. Get up! Let’s go!
Hwan: No, she won’t, and why are you giving me such a hard time? It’s not like you’ve never played hooky before.
Carin: I may cut class now and then, but I have a foolproof way of doing it so I don’t get caught.
Hwan: You mean you forge notes from Mom to let you get out of class for doctor’s appointments and things like that. I know all about that.
Carin: Who told you?
Hwan: I keep my eyes and ears open. I pick things up.
Carin: If you know so much, then you should know that pretending to be sick never works. Mom will make you go to school anyway. There are better ways to get an excused absence.
Hwan: How? I have a test in biology today and I have to get out of it. Help me!
Carin: I suppose I could, out of the goodness of my heart.
Hwan: Come on. If you do, I’ll owe you one, a big one.
Carin: All right. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Here’s what you have to do...
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