One fine evening, Sinbad, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Shanti were having dinner at a fancy restaurant.
The waiter placed their meals in front of them - steak with rum sauce, broccoli, and mashed potatoes for Sinbad, escarole bean soup for Cinderella, grilled chicken for Pinocchio, and a spinach salad for Shanti. "Mmmmm!" Sinbad said, looks good!"
Shanti was ready to dig into her supper. But before she could, she picked out a few things she did not like. "Cucumbers, yucky. Mushrooms, yucky. Onions, yucky. And smelly." she muttered. Then she took out a raw green spinach leaf from her salad. "Hey, this isn't lettuce!" she yelled, "What kind of a salad is it?"
"Uh-oh, she's gonna pop!" Pinocchio said, looking worried.
"This is spinach!" Shanti said.
As the waiter was refilling Shanti's glass, he looked at her. "Is something the matter?" he asked.
"This is spinach." Shanti said. Then she shouted, "And I! HATE! SPINACH!!!!!"
And on "spinach", Shanti threw her fist on the plate, causing the salad bowl to fly off her plate and land right on the waiter's head! Everyone stared at the whole Liddell family in shock. The waiter was humiliated and very angry to have salad on his head.
"Uh-oh." Shanti gulped.
"That's it!" the waiter said angrily, "I quit!" And he stormed off. Cinderella and Pinocchio felt embarrassed. But Sinbad was very, very angry at Shanti.
"I'm so embarrassed!" Cinderella said to herself.
"Shanti Bindi Liddell!" Sinbad scolded through gritted teeth. Shanti hung her head in guilt.
Later on, the Liddell family drove back home. Sinbad was still angry. Gadget Hackwrench, Tammy, and Foxglove were babysitting Alice Liddell and her brothers, Cody and Edmond.
"Back so soon?" Gadget asked.
"Did you have a good time?" Tammy asked.
"How did it turn out?" asked Foxglove.
Pinocchio began telling the female rescue rangers what had happened. "Shanti punched her salad, and it exploded!" Sinbad and Cinderella glared at their son as he finished the story. "All over the waiter, and everyone was staring at us."
"They were not," Shanti yelled. She took off her sweater and folded her arms, pouting. "Everyone's making this into such a big deal!"
"No more restaurants for you, young lady," Sinbad told Shanti. "Until you can behave and learn to eat what's placed in front of you. Now go to your room!"
Shanti became very angry. She glared angrily at Sinbad and told him, "You're as evil as Shere Khan!" She then went to her room in tears, where her brother, Ranjan, is waiting for her.