“’There’s magic in the world. And it’s waiting to be found!’ She’d said the words a million times before, but somehow this time was different. Urgent. As if it were no longer merely a motto, but a mission.”
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued)
Previously: Zack and Gina were given a mysterious Map and told, “It’s time.”
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Mom was suspicious. Why was Aloysia so nervous? And why were Gina and Zack so dental ad smiley? When Aloysia begged off dinner, Mom knew something was up.
“Can’t stay, eh,” the big woman explained. “Got an appointment to buy an antique dog sled from some Eskimos in Saskatchewan. Got to brush up on my Inukitut, eh.” Aloysia’s international antiquities business kept her constantly moving. As a result, she had no mailing address. Which made sense. But she also had no phone. Which made no sense. The Dore’s simply saw her when they saw her.
Aunt Aloysia kissed Mom goodbye, then walked with Zack and Gina to the front door. There, she grabbed them by…
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