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Waves gently rocked Phoebe’s small frame as she stood in the waist-deep water.

“What’cha looking at?” The other young girl craned her neck.

Phoebe pointed to a swath of cliffs further up the beach. “Do you think it’d be fun to jump off those?”

“Yeah! At the pool I can jump off the high dive now. I bet up there would be even better.”

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“Mrs. Lehrer would never let us, though…” Phoebe said.

At that moment, the girls’ teacher called out to her students, rallying them for dinner, “It’s getting late. Phoebe, Nicole, time to come out.”


“It’s fine,” Nicole answered, “We’ll just sneak out later tonight!”

Phoebe Ashcroft and Nicole Russel did just that.