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  • The two older kids, Janet being the oldest, pushed through the bottom of the fence. Long grass and garbage collected where the chain-link was curled and gnarled, forced upward by countless kids pulling through bikes (too big) and siblings (too scared).

    Janet asked Christine if she ever saw animals near the pond and Christine shook her head "no." Janet asked Christine if she ever saw boys by the pond and Christine grinned and said "always."
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