Francine raised her hand.
"Yes, Francine," said Mr. Ratburn.
"The farmer didn't find any eggs,"
she said. "Roosters don't lay eggs!"
Mr. Ratburn smiled.
"Thank you, Francine," he said.
"Or should I thank Norbert?"
At recess Arthur and his friendsplayed soccer.
Norbert watched Buster kickthe ball off the field.
Norbert jumped up.
He bounced the ball off his head and back to Buster.
"Wow!" said Francine.
"He's really good."
"Want to play?"
Arthur asked Norbert.
"Sure," he answered.
And he kicked in two goalsbe fore recess ended.
Francine ran up to Norbert.
"Thanks for getting us recess.You're really smart!" she said.
"Oh, that rooster questionis in a riddle book I have,"he said.