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The Big Black Trunk

By Mary Rice Somerville

Smashwords Edition 1.0

Copyright Mary Rice Somerville 1995, 2011
ISBN 978-1-61061-392-7



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This is a boy’s story, so let’s let a boy tell it. His nickname is JG and at thirteen he is already an Eagle Scout. His Dad said, “JG, since you want to be a writer, why don't you put our story on paper? You’ve got that old typewriter and plenty of paper. What happened here last night is more gripping than anything you could make up.”

So JG agreed, starting at the beginning.

Chapter 1 SPRING BREAK, AND HOW!

My sleeping bag was so wet that, when I rolled over, it squished. Is there anything more miserable? I could hear the steady downpour outside in the spring chill. Dad and Mom were snoring. Dad could sleep through anything; probably he had a carefree conscience, not like mine.

We had asked him if rain would keep us from making the trip. Actually, he knew that if he didn't keep his promise to take us camping during our spring break it might be a long time before he could do it again. That's the trouble with being a successful businessman.

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