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Short Story (ap English Midterm) 95

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Short Story (ap English Midterm) 95

Tara and tom, part of an average family living on the northern coast of California, had a lot of family and friends but not many material things. Sure they were happy but they wanted more. Tara spent most of her day at a local clothing shop working and tom at a drug store just making there monthly bills and there small donation to charity. They barely had time to themselves

Although Tara and Tom did not have a lot of money they were rich at heart. They always dreamed of having a more luxurious and comfortable lifestyle but could never achieve it. They believed in working for what they get and were uneasy about accepting money from anyone.

One month when they were desperate for money they came across a very old man. He said that he would grant any wish that they desired but the consequences could be severe. They knew they were very low on money and would be out on the streets within days so they made their wish. Ask and you shall receive and there was all the money anyone would ever need waiting for them on their doorstep.

Soon after that day they had all of their bills paid off and still had money to spare. They said that they would put the money into savings but the temptation to spend was stronger than they could withstand. They bought a house in Los Angeles started wearing expensive clothes, eating

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