“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued)
Previously: Gina and Zack’s mysterious Aunt Aloysia arrived, announcing that they had serious “business to attend to.”
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It had taken Aloysia two full minutes to shimmy down the basement stairs. Although it added to the difficulty, she refused to set the carpet down or to let Gina and Zack carry it for her; she wouldn’t even let them touch it. Once they made it to the bottom, she dropped the carpet and took both of them in her arms, her dark eyes moistening.
“My dear, dear children…it may be that I will not see you again for a very long time.”
“Because,” she said with a Scottish burr, “where I ha’ been, ye now must follow. Where now ye go, I can go na more.” This must…
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