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Crunching her candy, clearing her throat, Bluie would pipe up. She would slap and smack the desk.
She would insist — insist, I tell you — that it was time to ‘shush.’
Peter Mandel, of Providence, R.I., is an author of books for children, including the new “Jackhammer Sam” (Macmillan) and “Zoo Ah-Choooo” (Holiday House).
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