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Mining for Gold

Rachel Stein

“Nachy, I can hardly wait to mine some real gold. Think we’ll get rich?” Sruli turned to his friend who was bumping up and down alongside of him in the large yellow camp bus. “Aw, wake up, Sruli! You’re dreaming! This is just for fun, like any other fun stuff they plan in camp. You’re not gonna get rich from a few gold rocks.”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sruli’s eyes gleamed as he began to search and sift through the water. If only I could be rich, I could have everything, do whatever I want, be whatever I want. Why, the whole world would be mine! The only reason I was able to go to camp this year was because Uncle Baruch gave my parents the money. He told them he thought it would be a good experience for me. Otherwise we Berkovitzes never go to overnight camp! We don’t even go to day camp! Everything is too expensive these days. We don’t go out to eat and almost never go on vacations … life is rough, and some nice bundles of money would make things a lot smoother.

“How’s the gold hunt going?” A voice intruded on Sruli’s musings, and he jolted.

 

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