Go Jump in the Pool (2013)

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Bruno and Boots sat, hands nervously folded in their laps, waiting for Mr. Sturgeon to pronounce sentence upon them. It did not raise their hopes to see that he wore a bandage around his head and app...eared to be in an irritable mood.
“I don’t suppose it occurred to either of you that what you were doing is against the law.”
Bruno and Boots remained silent.
“Did you take any money from passing motorists?”
“No sir,” said Bruno. “Your car was the first one to come along.”
“Well, thank goodness for that, anyway,” said the Headmaster. “You did not actually break the law then. But you certainly intended to. Specifically, receiving money under false pretenses constitutes fraud. And that is very serious.”
Boots’s stomach growled noisily. He had been too nervous to eat breakfast.
Mr. Sturgeon paused to allow his words to sink in, and then continued. “This time you have not only got yourselves into serious trouble, but you have also corrupted two boys whose previous records were spotless.
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