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Talking Dictionary479. A Boy's Birthday Bike


479. Her son was upset. He hadn't gotten a bicycle for his birthday. His mom said, "We'll give you one next year, I promise. Next year you'll be bigger, stronger, and smarter. All of those things will help you be a better bike rider. And you'll be safer too. We don't want you to end up in the hospital. Remember going to the hospital to see Grandma? You don't want to be in a hospital like her, do you?" He said, "No way. Grandma went to the hospital, and then she was dead. The hospital killed her." His mom said, "No, the hospital tried to save her. Cancer is what killed Grandma." He asked, "Did Grandma get cancer from riding a bike?" His mom said, "Of course not." He said, "So, if you let me ride a bike now, I won't get cancer and I won't end up in a hospital." 2.4


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