He sat on the curb near the school entrance. “Where’s your ride?” I asked.
“She’s late,” he said. “She said she’d be here today. I usually ride the bus, but I was supposed to go to the dentist after school today.”
“Want me to call her?”
“I already tried that. No answer.”
“Give me a minute to talk to the Principal. Then I’ll drive you home.” I smiled at him and turned to go back in the building.
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