I only ever got into trouble when I was with Nellie.
Ding Dong Ditch was her specialty. And the time we told my little sister the jar of Crisco was vanilla icing? Totally her idea. She was a pro, and I was the sidekick too slow to dodge the blame. In fact, everyone’s parents loved Nellie. She was smart and polite, and never showed one iota of her capacity for these ingenious pranks when the grown ups were around.
She was pure mischief with a side of tea biscuits.