George Washington's Socks

by Elvira Woodruff

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Why does Tony blame Matt for their situation in George Washington's Socks?

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In George Washington's Socks, Tony blames Matt for their situation because it was his idea to set up the Adventure Club. But he never thought that it would turn out like this, with the members of the club going back in time to America during the Revolutionary War.

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Poor old Matt. He only wanted himself and his friends to have some fun, to go on the occasional adventure. It was with that in mind that he came up with the idea of the Adventure Club. He wanted to inject a bit of much-needed excitement into the kids' lives. It would certainly be a lot better than playing in Tony's boring backyard.

But, in a prime illustration of the old adage “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it,” Matt and the gang end up getting a lot more excitement and adventure than they bargained for. Because now, they've been confronted by a detachment of soldiers in strange uniforms pointing their muskets right at them.

The soldiers are led by none other than George Washington, leader of the Continental Army. When Washington introduces himself, Matt, not unreasonably, wonders if this is some kind of joke. But it isn't. Matt and the other members of the Adventure Club have somehow been transported back in time to America during the Revolutionary War.

Tony, for one, is not best pleased. He blames Matt for the situation they now find themselves in. He was the one who came up with the idea of the Adventure Club and who thought that it was boring to hang out in Tony's backyard.

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