Band practice had just ended. Jimmy and Ben started packing up their 16 . Before Kevin could put his trumpet into the box, he 17 a music stand. It fell and hit right on his trumpet.
“Oh, no !” Kevin yelled.
Jimmy picked up the trumpet and checked it 18 before handing it to Kevin. “Well, it
already has a lot of dents(凹痕).. One more won’t matter.”
“I know. But it’s my 19 ," Kevin said. “And he’s coming over this weekend.”
“Maybe he won’t notice the dent,” Jimmy said.
“Maybe he won’t care,” Ben added,
A bunch of “ 20 ”ran through Kevin-s head on the bus home.
Maybe he could pretend（假装） he felt sick.
But he didn’t like 21 .
Maybe he could get his baby brother, Jace, to take all of Grandpa’s attention.
Or maybe Grandpa wouldn’t ask him to play this time.