Still creeped out by the last chapter? Or maybe you're still laughing? We know: this nose dude just defied all expectations.
Oh, he has no nose. By the way.
Then the nose dude adds even more to his speech: "And it really blows" (32.3).
Best. Character. Ever.
Pretty soon, Mr. Nose starts grumbling at Brenda and Thomas, asking them, "Get it?" (32.5).
Er, no. We don't get it, Mister Scary Nose Dude.
Okay, so enough of the funny business. Brenda chucks a can of food at the Crank's face; then she takes off running with Thomas. The Crank starts running after them, asking for their noses, while more Cranks follow. Ruh roh, Scooby.
Fortunately, Brenda knows a super secret hiding place she used to use.
Brenda and Thomas crawl under a table and through a small crawl space, where they hide from the scary Cranks.
The Cranks enter the room, but they can't find Thomas and Brenda.
The Cranks leave, spouting phrases of gibberish and such, and all falls silent.
After a few minutes, Brenda whispers to Thomas that she thinks they're safe.
Wrong move: Mr. Nose was hiding the whole time. "Hello noses!" he screams, as he grabs Thomas by the shirt (32.61).