How can Bud get out of the situation in the shed in Bud, Not Buddy? 

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In chapter 3 of Bud, Not Buddy, Bud has been locked in a shed by some of the worst adoptive parents . . . ever.  Who locks their kid in a shed?  Bud was locked in the shed because his new mother thought Bud was unfairly picking on his new older brother.  

Right away Bud tries the door and discovers it is locked.  He figured it would be.  Bud then decides that he should probably sleep for a bit. 

I picked up my blanket and pillow and had to decide what was the best way to sleep.

Bud wakes up a bit later and thinks that he sees a bat hanging above him.  Bud is not thrilled about that, so he decides to hit and kill it with a rake.  Unfortunately, when Bud hits the bat, he discovers that it wasn't a bat at all.  It was a hornets' nest.  The hornets begin swarming and stinging Bud, and there seems to be no way out other than the window.  Bud manages to get the window open and make his escape.  

The only thing I could think to do was jump on the woodpile and bust the glass out of the window. I grabbed the handles of the window and gave them one more jerk. I guess being scared gives you a lot of strength because this time the window flew open with a loud bang.