"When can we make popcorn, Rachel?" Danny asked anxiously.

"Not yet, Danny," Rachel laughed. "The corn stalks have to grow taller than you before they will grow ears of corn on them."

"But I took three years to get this tall!" Danny wailed.

"Isn't it fortunate that corn grows much faster than little boys!" Ema reassured him. "This corn will be taller than you in a few weeks.