Click to use the Talking Dictionary122. Silver‐Haired, Silver‐Tongued Seafarer


122. His brother told him the news. Their dad was on the move again. He had bought a ticket. He was going to visit Ireland. Their mom wasn't going. She had gotten sick on their last trip. They had traveled to South America. She didn't know if it was something she ate or something she drank. But she was sick for a week. Their trip had lasted two weeks. "That's it," she said. "I'm never leaving home again. If I'm going to be sick, I want to be sick in my own home." Their dad didn't mind traveling alone. He made friends easily. He liked to tell funny jokes. He liked to dance. He used to be a real ladies' many, many years ago. But their mom wasn't worried about him cheating on her. "He's 82!" she said. "If he can cheat at his age, he belongs in the record books." 1.9


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