The note is written on the same paper in the same handwriting as the other one. Your turn, it says.
My face feels hot and sweaty, then cold and clammy. I check the back and then the front again for any other words and stuff the note in my pocket.
Annies blue eyes bulge. Your turn? Whats it your turn for, Moose?
Excerpted from Al Capone Shines my Shoes © Copyright 2009 by Gennifer Choldenko. Reprinted with permission by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. All rights reserved.
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