The twins looked so pleading that she gave in. "OK," she said. "Go have fun. Just come home when it starts raining."

The twins riding bikesThe twins darted out the door, before their mother changed her mind.

They rode their bikes to Jensen Park. It was six blocks from their house, across the street from Mr. Henry's bookstore, a gas station and other shops. The park was their favorite place to play. There was a small house in a tree and a swing set and a small pond where Robbie liked to pretend he was fishing.

There was a strong wind and Julia peddled hard against it. Her hair flew out behind her.

"Summer is great!" Robbie shouted into the breeze.

Julia agreed, but just nodded and peddled harder.


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