All Shook Up

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leComposition | Unit 02 | Lesson 01 All Shook Up "Not again!" I protested when I heard Mom's news. "Where are we going this time?" We've moved six times in the twelve years since I was born. That's because my Dad's job is to set up offices for his company, and each time he finishes establishing a new one, we move. "California," said Mom. "I'm sorry we have to uproot you again." She opened a map and pointed out the town we'd be moving to, north of San Francisco. She truly sounded sorry, but I could see she was pleased, too, because she's from California. She'd always said Chicago was too noisy for her. For one thing, the elevated railway wasn't far from our apartment. Whenever the trains rumbled past, the chandelier in our living room …show more content…

Earthquakes are no big deal." I tried not to think about earthquakes all that month, as we were packing for our move. However, every so often, the rumble of the train called up an image of buildings toppling and flames shooting up. I kept my mouth grimly shut. If Mom and Dad weren't nervous, then I wasn't going to let them see I was. At last, we flew in to San Francisco. It was 5:00 in the morning, and I was

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