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At six Susie learned to jump rope with the hope

She would do better than her smaller twin brother.

As twins they began every race at the same place.


By ten things began to fall apart.  It started in Art.

She was smarter, but he was a fast starter and in

Art he mastered dimensions and extensions of the


Real she could never learn.  An unexpected U-turn:

Their house burned with their books, notes and keep

Sakes.  In starting over they discovered the pleasure

Of helping the slow catch up and finishing together!

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