WHEN THE WIND CHANGED by Ruth Park

WHEN THE WIND CHANGED

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A joke. A pretty dumb joke. There's this boy, Josh, who makes horrible faces. He scares the dog next door, and his grandmother. His mother asks him ""not to try his faces on the people in the street because it would not be good for Dad's business."" His father is a bank teller. He warns Josh that ""if you're making a face and the wind changes it will stay that way."" When he does, and it does, he heads for the bank--face covered--to see if his Dad knows ""some more."" A bank robber, seeing his face, drops his gun; and just then the wind changes again (yes, inside the bank), and Josh's face returns to normal. But that night on TV, Dad makes a face too, and ""Just then the wind changed."" The faces are gruesome, all right, but making faces is a lot funnier in the flesh.

Pub Date: Feb. 6th, 1981
Publisher: Putnam