It is Christmas eve and Max, Freak, Gram, Grim, and Gwen have all come together to enjoy a nice meal. Max gets a homemade dictionary from Freak that was wrapped nicely in a pyramid contraption. The pyramid had all these arrows on it that pointed to the this button. Max pushes it and the pyramid opens up and there's a dictionary inside of it. Freak gets a multitool from Max so he can invent things. Max's father comes back..."like he promised" Grim always used to get coal but they were so poor they couldnt afford it, but a piece of paper that said coal on it. Later, after Max goes to bed he meets some one who was bound to show up eventually.
the us coast guard
the royal navy
nicotine- a colorless, poisonous alkaloid, derived from the tobacco plant and used as an insecticide. It is the substance in tobacco to which smokers can become addicted.
Russell Stover- a candy company
AARDVARK- a silly looking creature that eats ants.
ABACUS- a finger- powered computer.
ABSCISSA- the horizontal truth
AARGH-what the aardvark says when it eats ants
Christmas- a holiday
Link to DQ - Chapter 15