It was late on a Sunday afternoon in autumn. Wendy had curled up in front of a roaring fire with her favorite book. She heard voices on her front porch. When she opened her front door, she found her friends Tim and Tess in a heated discussion.
"Hi, Tim," she said. "Hi, Tess."
"Oh, hi, Wendy," said Tess. "We can't agree on something."
"What's the problem?" said Wendy.
"We just had a family dinner," answered Tim. "Our Great Aunt Ruth was there."
"She is a very good story teller," added Tess.
"We love to hear her tell stories about when she was a little girl," said Tim.
"She told us a really funny story today," continued Tess.
"There's just one thing we didn't understand," said Tim.
"What's that?" asked Wendy.
"Aunt Ruth told us about a time she delivered telegrams," answered Tess.
"And we don't know what telegrams are," finished Tim.
"Gee," said Wendy, "I've heard my mom talk about grams of fat. And I know you talk on a telephone. But I don't know what a telegram is, either."
"Can we use the dice to find out?" asked Tim.Paragraphs 15 to 38:
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