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One morning, the entire family is in such a rush to get to school and work that they forget to raise the window shade in the kitchen. Oh snap, this could be Luke's chance!
He peeks around the corner and sees that all the window shades are down.
In a daring move, Luke puts one foot on the kitchen floor and hears a squeak.
Aaaand that's enough of that. Even though the squeak failed to set off any alarms or sirens and the sky didn't start falling, Luke heads back up to his room.
Where he makes a plan.
Looking out his vent, Luke surveys his now familiar neighbors. In a very Hunchback of Notre Dame-esque way, he affectionately nicknames them: the Big Car Family, the Gold Family, the Birdbrain Family, and the Sports Family. He meticulously counts every person who leaves the street until he's positive they're all gone.
Luke is ecstatic to be able to retreat from the confines of his attic-room and finds excitement in doing simple things like household chores.
But then he gets just a little too confident and decides to bake bread and turn on the radio just a teeny bit.
Everything is going swimmingly until Luke hears someone coming up the driveway. We don't think Fear Factor could ever top what Luke must have felt in that moment.
He dashes up the stairs to hide and then hears someone enter the house.
Next thing he hears is his father yelling for him. Yeah, he's not supposed to be home this early. But nothing like a midday surprise, eh?
Mr. Garner is, how do we put this gently? Super ticked off?
He runs through all the potentially disastrous scenarios that could have occurred and orders Luke to stay hidden.
Up in his room, Luke looks out at his neighbors' empty property. He's certain that he accounted for every person's departure.
Okay, so whose face does he see in The Sports Family window?