"Oh. I nearly forgot!" he said, and pulled out five football sticker packs. "Dad brought these back from France for you and Ben. Any good for your albums?"
"You bet!" grinned Linford. He'd wanted some French stickers for ages. "I'll phone Ben now."
Ben hurried round. Sean gave them two packs each. They opened the fifth together. Ben couldn't believe it . . . the captain and the goalie. He needed these to finish his 'French' page.
Linford was equally excited . . . "Wow! My two best players! Let's see if they're in our other packs." They weren't. "Toss for them?"
Ben agreed. Linford won the toss.
Ben tried to hide his disappointment, and muttered, "Thank your Dad for these, Sean."
Linford felt bad. He pointed to two Chelsea player stickers in Ben's pile. "Hey, I need those two to finish my Chelsea page. Swap?" He held out the French captain and goalie.
Just then Linford's Mum shouted, "Lemonade and biscuits for the workers! I hope you're sorting things out!"
"Yes, Mum" he replied, "We're getting sorted!"