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By Jeanette Winter

Luis likes to learn, yet quickly his condominium in Colombia is so choked with books there is slightly room for the kinfolk. What to do? Then he comes up with the ideal solution--a touring library! He buys donkeys--Alfa and Beto--and travels with them in the course of the land, bringing books and examining to the youngsters in far flung villages. attractive! entire with an author's word concerning the genuine guy on whom this tale relies.

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You could have stuck up for me,” he said. ” A rubber-toy squeak came out of me. ” said Calvin, who can really kick my butt. ” cried Anibelly. ” It was hard to tell whether Anibelly was cheering or crying for help. I couldn’t see her face. The bad thing about headlocks is that you can only see your knees. Then I heard the sound of Anibelly’s feet thumping quickly down the hall and down the stairs. Then I heard her no more. Whether she had gone to get help or was gone for good, I had no idea. Lucky for me, I knew the four easy steps to escaping a headlock: 1.

Poisoned darts. Poisoned apples. Fairy tales. Vampires. Principals. Drowning in the bathtub. But this is not normal. There’s no time for all that. There’s not even time to tell you that I live in Concord, Massachusetts, which is hard to spell. Or that this was once a fantastic town where the American Revolutionary War began, with lots of explosions and bad language and dead bodies on all the lawns. But it’s not that kind of town anymore. It’s now a boring place on account of explosions and bad language have been outlawed except on Patriots’ Day, which is when they try to start the American Revolutionary War all over again every year, charging and firing and cursing at one another, just like in the old days.

But this is not normal. There’s no time for all that. There’s not even time to tell you that I live in Concord, Massachusetts, which is hard to spell. Or that this was once a fantastic town where the American Revolutionary War began, with lots of explosions and bad language and dead bodies on all the lawns. But it’s not that kind of town anymore. It’s now a boring place on account of explosions and bad language have been outlawed except on Patriots’ Day, which is when they try to start the American Revolutionary War all over again every year, charging and firing and cursing at one another, just like in the old days.

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