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4. A Wonderful Surprise
Janice is turning 21 today. Originally, she wanted
go to Las Vegas to celebrate. A lot
people go to Las Vegas for their 21st
because in the United States you can legally
at 21. However, Janice decided not to go
she wanted to save money to buy a
car. Janice decided that she just wanted to
to a nice restaurant with her friends.
was on a Tuesday, and she had class
work on Tuesdays. She always walked to class
her friend Austin. When she and Austin met
, she thought he would wish her a Happy
, but he didn't. Austin has known her for
and he would always remember her birthday. Janice
to drop hints. "I wonder what today is,"
said. "Just a Tuesday, nothing special." Janice was
. She ignored him during class.
After class, Janice
to work. She expected a few birthday cards
a cake, but nothing. She was surprised, because
would always get something for their birthdays. This
Janice upset. She didn't even want to go
to eat for her birthday anymore. When Janice
home, she questioned if anyone even cared about
. Her friend Liza called her. "Hey, can you
the door, we're here," Liza said. "I don't
to go out anymore," Janice said. "Why not?
you just open the door, we're already here,"
said. Janice opened the door. "Surprise!" her friends
. They had a puppy in their hands.