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Mike answered the door, where the mailman stood waiting, letter in hand. “Thank you” He said, as he received it into his own hand. He wasn’t expecting anything. He wondered what could possibly by inside of the envelope? He didn’t get mail often. After the mailman left, he opened the letter. He skimmed part way through the letter, then gasped! “When did it come to this?”
“Anne! Anne, come look at this!” Mike called aloud to his dear sister. Anne came in, brushing a runaway strand of brown hair from her eyes and looking curiously towards Mike. “What is it?” “Here,” he shoved the letter into his sister’s hands. “I can’t believe that it came to this!” he mumbled again to himself.
Mike gazed at his sister as she read the letter in her sweet and calm way. He wondered what was going on in her head. Anne took a deep breath. “Wow, this is serious.” She glanced up, “What are you going to do?” Mike shook his head. “I’m not really sure, but I guess it looks like we will be taking a trip to Oklahoma.”
“Why are we taking a trip to Oklahoma, Mike?” their thirteen year old sister, Jewel, asked coming into the entry way. Her black hair was falling in front of her brown eyes. She was holding a box, that seemed to be holding some sort of animal.
“What’s that?” Mike asked. Jewel looked into the box and paused.
“It’s my hamster. Why are we going to Oklahoma? Does Mom know? When are we leaving?” She asked, full of questions.
“I don’t know an answer to any of your questions, including the first one. This letter shouldn’t explain anything. That is, if you can’t figure it out.” He handed her the letter and she skimmed it, her brown eyes moving quickly.
“The answers simple…. You see, a long time ago, well, its hard to explain right now… Maybe when the time is right…” his voice trailed off and a far away look came into his eyes. “Mike, whats wrong? You have been acting strangely these days.” Questioned Anne the elder of the two girls. “Oh, I will tell you later, when everyone else is in bed” Mike, the oldest, was only a year older than Anne and they were vey close to each other. “But Mike!” complained Josh, the youngest of the children, “We want to hear too!” “We will talk to you about it later, Josh.” Answered Mike.
When the younger children were tucked in bed, Mike finally spoke with his sister. “I told you that I would talk with you about whats been going on. Its like this. A few weeks ago I received a call from someone who I don’t know is. I asked his name, but he wouldn’t tell me. He said it would be better if I didn’t know for the time being. Anyways, I got the call, and he told that I was needed in Brockville Oklahoma. I asked him what for, but he told me that I needed to get there and right away too.”
“Well, what are you going to do?” asked Anne “Are you going?” “I don’t know…” Answered Mike “I very well might, but I don’t know…” “Does Mom know?” Asked Anne “Yes, she does. She is not so sure about me going. She said if I go, I’d go alone.”
Just then, the phone rang. “Hello, this is Mike” What he heard next made his mouth drop open in surprise.
“I see your going.” the man on the other side said. Mike paused.
“Who are you?” he asked. There was the sound of deep breathing. “Answer my question.” Mike said.
“Why do you ask?” he asked.
“Well, I like knowing who I’m talking to. Now, my answer.” Mike said. He was getting frustrated at all these strange things happening.
“Well….I’d like my answer first.” the man said. Mike groaned. “Now, will you answer?” he asked. Mike sighed.
“I guess.” he finally said.
“Thank you.” the man said.
“Now, my answer.” there was silence and then the other phone was hung up. Mike groaned.
“Learn who it was?” Anne asked.
Mike shook his head. “No. I wish he would talk. It’s getting annoying.” Mike paused as Josh entered the kitchen.
“Figure it out?” he asked.
“Josh!” Jewel yelled from the other room. “I told you to figure some thing out in disguise! Not just say it!” she exclaimed coming into the kitchen. Mike groaned.
“Really? Are you going to try to get into other peoples business? You’d get in trouble if Mom found out.” Mike said. Jewel frowned.
“Sorry, Mike.” she said. “I didn’t know it was that important and secret.” she said. “I can keep secrets you know.”
“Right. A little to well.” he said remembering how well she had kept his Christmas present a secret. Jewel grinned. “So, will you tell me?” she asked, Mike groaned.
“Fine.” he said. “Well,” he paused.