“Boys will be boys,” she exasperated.
Hardly a day passed when they didn’t engage in some adventure, whether it was a hike on the moon or plunging to the ocean floor, to speak with creatures fascinating and strange. They did not bring girls with them on these adventures. They considered it generally inappropriate to associate with them. The notable exception to this was James’ sister Katherine, or Kay as she was known, who tagged along in defiance of protest or order, (and, if pressed, James would have to admit that Kay had pulled him out of a jam or two).