26. Mildred's sister called. She was going to drop by. And whenever she visited, she usually made at least one trip to the bathroom. That meant one thing Mildred needed to clean her toilet bowl.

This was the household chore that she hated the most. It was so icky! She grabbed the cleanser from beneath the bathroom sink. She sprinkled lots of it into the toilet bowl. Then she got out of her clothes, put on a big T‐shirt, and pulled on her long‐sleeved rubber gloves. Finally, she put on her goggles, because she didn't want any toilet water to splash into her eyes. She didn't know if toilet water could cause an eye infection, but she wasn't going to take any chances.

She grabbed the long‐handled toilet bowl brush that was beneath the sink. She started scrubbing. She scrubbed under the rim, all around the bowl, and deep into the throat of the bowl. Five minutes later, she figured she was finished.

She flushed the toilet and checked the bowl. It was clean as a whistle. Mildred breathed a sigh of relief, because usually she had to scrub the bowl twice to remove all the stains.

She removed her goggles, gloves, and T‐shirt. Then she hopped into the shower.

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Vocabulary: beneath bowl breathe chore cleanser  drop by  flush gloves goggles grab handle hate household icky infection relief rim rubber scrub shower sigh sink sleeve splash sprinkle stain throat toilet whistle PLUS chance clothes figure hop long sister usually

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