Chapter 180: Polishing Apples
In preparation for the Milton County Fair, Jayce Pomeroy was making caramel apples. Zeke was his apple-washer, but the four-year-old wasn’t satisfied. “Can I dip?”
“No.” His father lifted a skewered apple from the heavy pot of melted caramel, giving it an expert twirl before adding it to the long rows on the counters. The bell over the bakery’s front door jangled, and Jayce hurried through the swinging door, saying, “Keep washing. We need that whole bushel.”
Zeke hopped off his stool and pulled it over to the stove. Ethan groaned. “Do not disobey.”
A stretch. A bump. Another catastrophe.
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