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As Jake trudged through the cornfield, he recalled the argument he' d had that
morning with his Pa, "But they' only been up a nuhnuh- they don' t need
changin'!"_. he had yelled.
Yes they do, Jake, ayer" y one! And I want that first scarecrow replaced by
He shifted the heavy bag slung dyer his shoulder and cursed at himself for
not thinking of something more clever to say. He clutched the stepladder in
his ether arm like a lance, and fantasized about different endings to the fight,
I do all the work," he thought to himself, "and just once Pd like some
as to how and when things get dana"
Striding up to the stoic figure, he put the bag down and planted the ladder.
Damn things last almost two months with proper care," he fumed as he
stepped Lip. He pulled off the garish hood and was met with a chorus of
buzzing horse flies. Jake had just enough time to see the the bows glazed
eyes, and the dried blood in his nostrils, before the head slumped forward,
Huh..." he mused, "Pa was right."