...ce cream cones. "Muffy, I've never seen you pass up a new doll house before,"
Prunella remarked.Muffy glanced up at her briefly and took another lick from her cone."Are you okay?" asked Prunella.Muffy sighed. "I'm fine. I've just been thinking lately...""Look out, everyone," said Francine with a grin. "Here comes another crazy
Muffy scheme.""No, it's not a scheme," said Muffy solemnly. "I feel like...like something's
missing from my life, and it's not a doll house.""Whatever it is," said Fern, "it must be very expensive, or you would have
bought it by now.""No, I think she's talking about some kind of unfulfilled spiritual need," said
Prunella.Muffy looked at each of her friends in turn. "I really like you girls," she
said earnestly. "I like shopping with you, I like trying on clothes with you,
I like doing other stuff with you. The problem is...well, you're girls.""I can change," Francine responded."What I need is a boy to do things with," Muffy went on."You mean, like a boyfriend?" asked Fern."Or a brother," Muffy continued. "But the boys at our school only care about
sports, and action movies, and power tools. They have no interest in the finer
things.""What's wrong with power tools?" Francine wondered.The flashback ended, and a horrifying realization g...