“It must have been the dog. Girls don’t fart,” she stated as a matter of fact.
I scowled at the dog. He lowered his head and ears and wagged his tail at me. He suspected that for some reason he was in trouble.
“I don’t even like to say the word ‘fart’,” she added. “Farting is what boys do, and I’m not a boy. Don’t ever accuse me of farting, again!”
I averted my eyes from her outraged glare. I kicked the dog out and hung my head. I felt ashamed and embarrassed that I would have the nerve to accuse a girl of farting.
Of course girls don’t fart. Girls are like delicate flowers. They’re too dainty and feminine to do something as crude as that.
But a few minutes later I smelled it again. And the dog was outside. And I knew it wasn’t me.
That was the first secret I ever figured out about girls.