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Madame Chamberlaine

Tzipie Wolner

My mother came into our room one morning with an envelope. “Letter from Madame Chamberlaine, girls.” I read aloud: “Mes Chèries! Bonjour! I miss you loads and want to take you for a special vacances! I must go and visit my great-great-aunt who lives in the Carribean Islands. I am sending you tickets to join me. Come safely and I’ll see you at the airport.”

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Caribbean Islands? Who in my class even heard about theIslands? We ran to the kitchen to ask our mother when we were leaving. “Tomorrow. You better start packing!” We jumped again. The day passed too slowly, but finally tomorrow came and I felt like I was in a dream as we passed security and check-in, and then the ramp to the airplane. I slept the whole flight, because I’d been too excited to sleep during the night. We arrived and there was Madame waiting for us.

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