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The school picnic was a great party. We had one every year to celebrate the end of school. Everyone came to this one—even the principals! Blankets were spread and family games were organized.

This year there was to be a special performance by the Timilty School Jumping Jacks. Mom told me they would teach and demonstrate jumproping tricks. Mom was on a fund-raising committee and would be selling jump-ropes. Colby, my brother, and I decided to bring our own. I brought my favorite one that was a gift from Colby. I'd never seen another jump-rope like it. If you put bubble liquid in the handles and swung the rope, bubbles would go everywhere! None of my friends from school had seen it yet, so I thought it would be the perfect place to share it.

We arrived at the picnic early. While Mom got busy selling jump-ropes, Colby and I had lots of fun running around! After the Jumping Jacks showed us some tricks, we tried out our new jumping skills. I found some friends and showed them how to use my special bubble jump-rope. After a while we were tired of jumping, so we went over to join the sackcloth races and the egg toss contests. The next thing I knew, Mom was packing up the lawn chairs and getting ready to leave. "Where's your jump-rope, Kathryn?" she asked.

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