Tanker walked Ben to the gate and watched him get on the school bus. At home time he was waiting, but the bus never came. Instead Mum came out of the house with her face all streaked with tears.
“Come in, Tanker, the bus isn’t coming.”
Ben never came home. All Tanker could do was feel sad. One day Mum put on his car harness and smiled.
“You wanna see Ben?”
Tanker didn’t believe her. But then in a strange place smelling of ill people, he saw his Ben sitting in a funny chair. Boy and dog cried happy tears.