"Sammy" is the fourteenth chapter of Sideways Stories from Wayside School. A new kid named Sammy comes to Wayside School, but something about him doesn't seem right due to his smell and many raincoats. He is written up on the discipline in the usual manner and more, because he not only refuses to remove his raincoats, but also insults Mrs. Jewls. After removing all of Sammy's raincoats, it's discovered that Sammy's actually a dead rat. Because Mrs. Jewls hates dead rats, he is put in the trash.
Notes & Trivia
- In an unusual extension of Mrs. Jewls' violation notation system, a triangle is added around the 'new kid's' checked and circled name for a fourth violation.
- We first learn here that Mrs. Jewls (understandably) hates dead rats.