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Notary Public Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 5 to 6|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||5.49|
Note A Republic
By Beth Beutler
1 "Hey, Nathan. It's Notary Public Day!" Anna said as she got into the car. Anna, Nathan, and Bobby rode to school together with Bobby's mom. Bobby always sat quietly in the front seat, studying. Anna and Nathan usually chatted about something unrelated to school.
2 "Note a Republic? Okay, how about the Dominican Republic, or the United States, since, technically, it is a republic," Nathan answered.
3 "No, goofy. I said NOTARY public."
4 "Notary public?" asked Nathan. "What in the world is that?"
5 "Actually, I'm not sure," Anna replied. "My mom is one. I think they stamp things."
6 "Stamp things? Like bugs?"
7 Anna rolled her eyes. Nathan's sense of humor was crazy sometimes.
8 "No. They stamp important documents with a special seal."
10 "I don't know!" replied Anna in frustration. "Forget I even mentioned it!"
11 "Why did you bring it up then?" Nathan asked.
12 "I just thought it was humorous to have a Notary Public Day. I imagine that a lot of people don't even know what it is!" Anna answered. Bobby just kept on studying.
13 "Let's find out then. Let's ask your mom after school today." Anna's mom did the afternoon carpool.
14 On and off all day, Anna thought about notary publics. She wondered why her mother became one. It sounded so official.
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