A girl on a bicycle zipped past Karrah as she walked to school. Karrah likely sighed enviously as she trudged the remaining steps of her three-mile journey. Already weary by the time she arrived at school, Karrah had to dig into her energy reserves to somehow focus on her studies.
There were times Karrah wondered if school was worth the difficulty to get there. Maybe she should just quit? If she did, she wouldn’t have to waste three hours a day walking, the heat zapping her energy in the summer and darkness beating her home in the winter.
Yes, perhaps quitting was the answer.
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Though Karrah’s parents worked hard as farmers, they barely managed to provide for teenaged Karrah and her three younger siblings. They wanted a better life for their children; that’s why they sent Karrah to school. But they worried about their daughter trekking more than three hours on foot by herself to and from school every day. A bicycle would help her tremendously, but Karrah’s parents could not afford one on their meager wages…
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