"Family meeting in five minutes!"
The village crier was making her way through the house, stopping outside each bedroom and letting her announcement loose at top volume.
"Family meeting in -- "
"Sheesh, I heard you the first time," said the 15-year-old, emerging from his lair.
His little sister grinned. "In five minutes!" she yelled into his face.
"Oh, you're going to get tickled!" he said,...