1. Nancy was new to America. She came to America speaking only her native language. She brought her 8‐year‐old son with her. He was all she had in the world.

They found an apartment in Arcadia. They were there for only two months when a neighbor's dog jumped over the fence. The dog ran toward Nancy's son. Nancy put her body in between the dog and her son. The dog stopped when it saw Nancy screaming at it. She was going to punch it in the nose. The dog turned around.

Shaking, Nancy took her son upstairs. They stayed in the apartment all weekend. Then Nancy found another apartment, close to the school that her son was going to attend.

She and her son walked everywhere. One day her son started coughing badly. He had an asthma attack. All the walking was making his asthma worse.

Nancy knew that she had to buy a car. So she called up the Honda dealer. She talked to a salesman who spoke her language. She told him that she wanted to buy a new car if he could come over to pick her up. The salesman said he would be right over.

3.2, 87.0, 0%, 8.6, 199
Vocabulary: asthma attend cough dealer fence neighbor punch scream attend PLUS apartment around between buy dog everywhere language new right school stairs weekend world

NOTES, for stories 1‐365: 1. All these Vocabulary words, including the PLUS words, are used in "newXword" (see below). 2. The "newXword" puzzle occasionally uses a variation of the base form that appears in this Vocabulary. For example, 'eat' in the Vocabulary might be 'ate' in the newXword. Similarly, for nouns, 'baby' in the Vocabulary might be 'babies' in the newXword. 3. Occasionally, the Vocabulary word might be in the story title. 4. Rarely, the Vocabulary word might not be in the title OR in the story, meaning that—I GOOFED. (Sorry!) 5. * following a Vocabulary word means the word is not used in the newXword 6. It's easier to do crosswords if you are looking at the story and the xword at the same time, so use a split screen via your choice at View two windows side by side, or use my FREE favorite for years, Stickies at Stickies, which has a Stay on Top toggle switch at top left (just tap upper left corner of Stickie), and its box can be easily resized. Copy the story onto Stickies and look at your Stickies while you are on the xword page.


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