Smith stepped to the side to call her husband about dinner. As she was speaking to him, nobody noticed when a man dressed all in black and wearing sunglasses slipped his gloved hand behind the booth and grabbed the little brown bag holding all the money the booster club had earned that night. As he was walking off, Mrs. Smith returned to the booth to find the bag missing. She asked all the other sponsors if they had moved it, or seen it, but when they hadn’t, she began to panic. Meanwhile, the thief had thrown away the brown bag and his gloves, and started to make his way back to the motel he was staying at.
Cipher in the Snow” is a short story in which Jean Mizer, the author, displays a heartbreaking story about the death of a lonely withdrawn teenager. Cliff Evans, Jean Mizer’s main character experiences being ridiculed by classmates, invisible to teachers, and mistreated at home. Then, on the way to school Cliff asks to get off the bus and collapses in the snow and dies. The Principal asks to the school’s math teacher to tell his parents and write the obituary, but he doesn’t even remember him even though he was listed as Cliff’s favorite teacher. Which makes the math teacher wonder if he didn’t die from a broken heart and that everyone was responsible in some way.
However, much to his regret later, he does, in fact, buy the sweater. When he arrives back at home, his father, Ward, does not appear to like the sweater, but he lies to spare Beaver’s feelings. The next day, Larry and Beaver are talking at their lockers, and Larry informs Beaver that his father never bought him the sweater. Then, they notice a girl at school, Judy, who has the same sweater as Beaver. At that point, Beaver regrets buying the sweater because Larry and he both have come to the conclusion that it is a “girl’s sweater.” After school, Beaver is very ashamed of his sweater, but, eventually, he tells his older brother, Wally, about the sweater.
Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, explains how there was mistrust between police officers and people in his neighborhood. Whatever happened in the neighborhood, they would never call the police. 387 people had been killed in gang-related activities in LA in 1988, but none of the killings was resolved (Moore np). Most of these people were Cube 's friends. Police mistook every black kid for a black kid for a gang member as long as he had some jeans, t-shirt, baseball hat or tennis shoes (Moore np).
Dad stayed in the hospital for over a week by the time he came home, he had put over 70 Ivs in his arms. Dad was nervous to go to his appointment the next week because he didn’t want to stay there again. It was harsh that year he sleepwalked out in the cold to go to town but couldn’t find the keys. Mom told everyone to get up and help find dad, so I looked outside and when I looked in the car there he was sleeping in the driver seat. With the doctor bills and all of the other stuff we are kind of broke.
During my transition from high school to college, I often felt lonely and missed my old life. I had a lot of friends that I had known for almost a decade, but the first semester of freshman year was a clean slate. I knew no one, and no one knew me. I missed my dog, and surprisingly enough I even missed the teachers I had had in high school. Everything was very overwhelming when I arrived.
He decided to write another letter and give it too Mr. Emerson’s secretary. He didn’t have enough money for a train ride home but he couldn’t get any money because he lied to his parents back home. After days of waited he finally received a letter back from Mr. Emerson. As the narrator head to Mr, Emerson office he stops and get breakfast at a diner. along the way to the diner he talk to a few people.
Christopher Wallace was murdered March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 24. To put thing into perspective, Biggie died when I was only three years old, and yet his music has still been a huge part on my life. I remember the days of riding around with my dad as "the Ready to Die" album blasted through the speakers. As a kid and being unaware of the meaning of every bar, and not understanding certain references, he had the ability to paint a picture that even I could understand as a child. Listening to songs like "Warning" and envisioning a giant super hero defending himself from evil.
After Hassan had being raped by Assef and his friends, Amir had not seen him for weeks. He would do his chores and then go back to bed to sleep.Throughout time Amir couldn't look Hassan in the face without feeling guilty that he did not intervene. One day Hassan asked Amir if he would enjoy to take a hike up the hill, they did hike up the hill but Amir realized it had being a mistake and wanted to return home. Amir couldn't be around Hassan without getting headaches and feeling guilty. As Amir and Baba were in the garden Amir brought up a topic that Baba had never thought or wanted to, he asked “if he had ever thought about getting new servants?” Baba was in disgust when he heard those words come out of Amir’s mouth.
The story of “Rip Van Winkle”, by Washington Irving, is of a quite unconcerned man whom takes a lengthy nap. Rip lives an ordinary life and busies himself with mundane activities, such as fishing all day with no bites and doing odd jobs for his neighbors. One day, he wonders into the Catskill Mountains to go hunting, falls asleep on a knoll, and does not awake for twenty years. Rip’s epic nap is a metaphor for political apathy and passivity in public and personal life. He awakes to a completely new world, which has undergone tumultuous changes, including that of his wife’s death.