Calvin peeked through the window of his house.

He had just come home from school, and he feared the worse when he opened the door. Sure enough, Hobbes sat crouched down, an evil grin on his face, and his tail waving back and forth.

Calvin stood on the doorstep.

"What to do?"

he thought. He looked around for something to trick Hobbes with.


Then he came up with an idea.

He opened the door.


he screamed. Hobbes leaped, but Calvin was ready.

He ducked, and Hobbes went sailing over him. Calvin then, rushed up the stairs.

He laughed, then opened the door to his room.


Hobbes sent Calvin sailing back down the stairs.

Calvin didn't know how Hobbes had done that, but right now, he didn't care.

He and Hobbes went crashing down the stairs. Hobbes laughing, Calvin screaming.

When he hit the ground, his mom came up to him.

"Calvin" she said. "I am sick of you coming home all scabbed up and scratched. You have GOT to stay out of fights with that Moe Character."

"Hopeless." Calvin thought.

"That reminds me..." mom handed Calvin a book. "I want you to read this."

Calvin and Hobbes stared at the title; A Series of Unfortunate Events By Lemony Snicket.

Calvin stared at it. He took the book, and read the back of it. "I am sorry to report that the book you are now holding in your hands is most unpleasant."

Calvin stared back up at his mom with a "are you kidding me?" look.

But she didn't notice because she said

"enjoy" then walked away.

Hobbes stared at the book. "She expects you read this?" he asked.

Calvin frowned. "This horrible! I don't want to read this junk!"

Hobbes looked at Calvin.

"Then don't read it."

"But mom will give me some kind of quiz on what's it about."

Hobbes frowned too.

"How unfortunate. Too bad you can't just watch it, instead of read it."

Calvin's eyes popped open, and a grin spread across his face.

"Hobbes you're a genius!" he yelled.

"I already knew that."

"come on!"

Calvin raced up the stairs, and dove into his closet. He pulled out the Time Machine, and crossed out the name with a pen.

Underneath, he wrote Book Transport

Hobbes came up into the room.

When he saw the Book Transport machine, he gasped.

"NO WAY!" he yelled.

"Hey it was your idea!" Calvin yelled.

"THAT WAS NOT MY IDEA!" Hobbes remarked.

Calvin climbed into the machine, and slipped the book into a slot.

The machine buzzed, and beeped, then fell silent. A button marked GO shone brightly.

Calvin finally convinced Hobbes to get in. He got in, and Calvin hit GO!


All at once, Calvin and Hobbes weren't in his bedroom anymore.

They were in the middle of an old fashioned street.