The third night I approached him and asked what the following day's test would be. "English", he said, so I told him to bring me his study notes. He then explained, "Sister's going to have us read a story we never read before and answer questions about it." Realizing that I couldn't help him with that I gave him permission to go about his business.
About an hour later I wandered into the living room. Charlie was sitting on the couch with a book across his lap. "What are you up to? I asked.
"Just studying for my English test," he answered easily.
Confused, I said, "How can you do that?"
Looking up at me as though the answer was obvious he replied, "I'm reading a story I never read before".