As the day wore on, and more and more children filed through the door, my stacks of books diminished. I was glad I’d brought extras along, and soon I had to pull them out. Finally, it was my turn to read. I thought, by reading at the end of the day, the tent would be empty by the time it was my turn, but it was not. I had a nice little crowd as I read from my “Surfer Dude” book. I’d never read this particular title out loud to crowd and was impressed with how the audience seemed enthralled. Afterward, several people came to my table to buy more books.