Fourth of Julie
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Spanish: El Cuatro de Julie
Fourth of Julie
By Beth Beutler
1 It was a terribly hot day. I was glad to be going over to Julie's house. She had a pool. I was allowed to go to her house once a week while my mom worked part-time at the library.
2 I arrived early. Julie was already in her swim suit.
3 "Wow," I exclaimed. "You don't waste any time, do you!?"
4 "Why not?" she answered with a turn of her nose. "I want to be ready for the Fourth of July swim meet."
5 Julie had been on the swim team every summer for as long as I knew her. She always did well, but she could never quite come in on top. She was practicing extra hard this summer. Each time I went to her house, she would say, "Time me," and swim several laps.
6 We skipped out to the pool, and she jumped in. She always jumped right in. I was more of a "slip in a little at a time" kind of girl.
7 "Oh, come on," she would call. (It was the same routine every time I was there.)
8 She concentrated and swam across the pool with determination, while I slowly shivered into the pool while watching a stopwatch.
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