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Charlestown: A Short Story

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Daddy, dear may I go downtown instead of in to play and walk the streets of Charlestown in freedom July day? No honey no you may not go for the animals are mean and wild and the crimes, jail, and guns that's not good for a little child But daddy I won't go alone other kids will be with me but you should go to church and sing with the other children She had brushed and fixed her hair and bathed oh so sweet And put gloves on her white hands and white sandals on her feet The daddy smiling knowing his child was in a scared place but the smile was the last smile that came accoss his face.
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