Horrible Harry Cracks the Code
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Horrible Harry thinks he?s the world?s second-best detective?second only to Sherlock Holmes, of course. But the rest of the kids in Room 3B aren?t so sure. So he?s determined to prove himself by solving the latest mystery at South School?how to win the new cafeteria contest. He knows the cafeteria lady is using a special mathematical code, but can he crack the code before his classmate Mary tattles on him again? Or will the case go cold right before Harry?s eyes?
lucky for Harry! The Schnozzola I was glad when Miss Mackle started science. It was Harry’s favorite subject. I was hoping it might get his mind off his big detective case. The teacher was holding a giant model of a human nose. “Boys and girls, we’ve been studying our five senses. This week we’ll learn fascinating facts about the nose and how important our sense of smell is.” “I love the schnozzola!” Harry exclaimed. Sidney cackled. “Yeah! The big schnozz!” The teacher opened up the
whipped out his small notebook and wrote down the numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3. “It’s a code! Her special set of numbers!” “Yeah!” I replied. “I wonder if today’s winner will be number four—the fourth person in line. What do you think, Harry?” “I’m thinking about that name, Fibonacci. I’ve heard it somewhere before.” Harry pulled the visor down on his detective hat. “I’m also thinking about those two ones in the beginning of the sequence. What do they mean?” I shrugged. I didn’t know. “I have to see
said just look at the last two numbers. When I did, I figured it out! I cracked the code!” I couldn’t. But if Harry could, that was a good thing. “All right!” I said, slapping him five. Harry immediately tapped his tray with his spork. It didn’t make a very loud noise, but he got the attention of kids close by. “I know who is going to get the lucky lunch tray tomorrow!” he announced. “That’s impossible!” Mary groaned. “Not for the world’s second-best detective,” Harry replied. “Who’s the
all my love to my grandson Holden David Hurtuk, born August 29, 2006 in Manchester, Connecticut. You are so blessed to have Emily and Victor for parents, and Mikenna and Saylor for sisters! Special appreciation to . . . My grandson Jacob DeAngelis, who first told me about the lucky lunch trays at his Peter Woodbury Elementary School. Thank you so much for all your help! You really inspired this story! I love you! My granddaughter Mikenna Hurtuk, who asked me to tell her each
days. Jennifer Kim and Kwan Kane, who helped me with Korean good luck. And a heartfelt thank-you to my husband Rufus, who suggested the deerstalker hat and the Fibonacci sequence. I love you! And a special appreciation for Dr. Ron Knott’s Web site on the Fibonacci numbers, hosted by the Mathematics Department of the University of Surrey, UK. And the Kidshealth.org Web site for a collection of fascinating facts about the Nose Knows. And especially to the three important people