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By V. C. Andrews

APRIL HAD continually FELT LIKE AN OUTSIDER.

Her older sister Brenda used to be tall, athletic, aggressive, and certain of herself. yet April Taylor used to be brief, delicate, and obese -- and she or he couldn't get better from their father's slicing criticisms the best way Brenda did. April didn't be aware of why their once-loving dad had turn into a coldhearted monster, yet she used to be certain it had anything to do along with her. and he or she might see how his merciless habit used to be tearing away at her mild mom. yet a glimmer of happiness returns while Brenda brings domestic her collage roommate: attractive, bewitching Celia. And April wonders if she will not be so varied from Brenda after all....

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She saw the Great Depression a part of the family. stand the come and go and she also saw that her neighbors were fed. Food was sold "on time" and it was freely given away. The filthiest hoboes were privileged Located as to hoboes nient. when it all Mag to hot meals in her kitchen. was near the railroad yard, the store was known across the country — and the hours were conve- didn't close the store until eleven in the evening, she ritualistically ate a dish of crackers and milk in the dark of the kitchen.

I just grabbed behind his wrist and rather than feeling the dead weight of a corpse, Mason like a feather. the tall I ran full bore dragging Mason felt into the cover of grass. The NVA had set up an L-shaped ambush but immediately went away from it the hopes that the birds could the team toward our secondary come around and LZ extract us. Blood was pulsing out of a wound from Mason's chest sucking chest wound. I — slapped the cellophane wrapper from a pack of Camels over the on in exit wound and put field dressing it.

The dog guarded Mag's back porch for years. The people came was no to buy and they came television in those days. There was no hurry. a skillful conversationalist as well as a keeper. The work to visit. There Mag was hardworking store- got done: shelves were stocked, the coal stove was stoked, laundry was out in the back parking lot, washed and hung to dry on lines meals were made, four daughters were raised, so were innumerable grandchildren and even an orphan who walked in off the street with tears in his eyes and Mag could not instantly became sight of hunger or suffering.

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