“Hey, Obie, what happened to the chocolates?”

“The guys raided the chocolates in the confusion. As far as the money’s concerned, Brian Cochran has it. We’ll have some kind of drawing next week at assembly.”

Archie barely listened. He wasn’t interested. He was hungry. “You sure all the chocolates are gone, Obie?”

“I’m sure, Archie.”

“You got a Hershey or anything?”


The lights went off again. Archie and Obie sat there awhile not saying anything and then made their way out of the place in the darkness.

– Robert Cormier