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Waves in the River

Author's note:

I really hope that people will understand child struggles in the Great Depression

Author's note:

I really hope that people will understand child struggles in the Great Depression

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Columbus, Ohio: November 26, 1932

4:20 pm
Margaret wakes up after a couple hours of sleep gasping for air. I quickly open a window, thinking that fresh air might help. It only makes it worse. I give her water and that helps a little bit but not much.
“Edward! Help … ask … doctor! Diphtheria … I think.” she says when she has air.
“Stop the bus! We need some medical help! My sister can not breathe!” I scream, waking everyone up. I do not care. My sister is dying.
The driver stops the bus and a couple other people and I carry Margaret to the nearest person that we see.

7:00 pm
Margaret is still having trouble breathing but the man we saw had some medical experience. That was a miracle. He gave her some treatments that he knew about and I know that we will make it home.
“I am sorry that I put you through such a scare, Edward.” Margaret confesses.
“I am sorry that I had to take you along and put you through such a scare.” I confess back.
Again, we look into the setting sun, lean against each other and say,
“I am glad that you are mine.”

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