28. A New Name
Herman didn’t like his first name.
had never liked it. He wanted
change it. He asked his mother.
said it was too late to
his name. She said he could
his middle name. She would call
by his middle name. She asked
if that was okay. Herman said
. “From now on,” he said, “please
me by my middle name. From
on, please call me Adam.” His
said that was no problem. “Goodbye,
,” she said, “and hello, Adam.” When
’s father came home from work, Adam’s
said, “Guess what? We have a