(This one is for the kid who dived under our car to hide from his pursuers, in case that was not hide and seek.)

If Johnny were older, this matter would have been settled in the courtroom. There would have been a judge and a jury of his peers. He would calmly present the evidence he collected with the help of a competent lawyer. They would nod solemnly, amidst the objections of the opposition (all denied), and after a quick recess, the verdict would be in his favor – either a gigantic settlement or a minimum of seven years in prison would do.

But he was a kid, and things like this were settled in the playground.

He put his hands up as they laughed.


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