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Jennifer's choice

Jennifer loved playing jump rope. She was getting so good, she didn't miss, even when her friends swung the rope as fast as they could. Her favorite place for jumping rope was at school during recess. Then all her friends would line up in the schoolyard and take turns jumping and swinging for each other. Everyone tried to jump as long as she could without making a mistake. Together they would count the jumps out loud, and sometimes Jennifer would almost get up to one hundred.

One day during recess it was Jennifer's turn again. She started jumping really fast, but when she landed, her ankle twisted and she fell down. She tried hard not to cry, and her friends ran to help her. When the recess bell rang a few minutes later, it hurt her a lot to walk back to her classroom.

March 20, 1989

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