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Pranami Patel | Narrative Essay | September 16, 2013
Pranami Patel | Narrative Essay | September 16, 2013

THE BURNING FOREST
THE BURNING FOREST
The Burning Forest

The Burning Forest

The last time Kelly saw her sister Clare was when they played hide-and-seek. It was nine years old, that memory of her sister, and the last one. She must have stood behind the car waving as Clare and her dad drove off for California. That summer Kelly’s dad had a conference to go to in Sacramento, and Clare had a camp friend nearby. The mother of this camp friend was a teacher at a boarding school called St. Bede's Academy. On the third night of Clare’s visit, she and her friend vanished from their beds. Their bodies were never found. After nine years Kelly was living with her aunt and cousin since her mom and dad were killed in a car accident. Kelly’s aunt Kim, and her cousin Danny, were sitting at their kitchen table when Kelly told them she’d been accepted at St. Bede's Academy. Kim said "You can't change schools in the middle of the year like that, "Yes I can. I've already been accepted. Kim, it's a top school, and they're giving me a full ride," Kelly said. "Because of Clare. “That school?" my cousin stopped and looked at me. "You want to go there?" Kelly defending herself said "It'll get me into a good college.” No one stopped Kelly knowing she had a dream about going to the best University after going to the best high school. A month later, she took a plane down to California and a bus up into the Sierras. She thought it was a gorgeous campus with rolling green lawns surrounded by a dense, rich forest of poplars and pines. The buildings looked like miniature castles. After coming in she met the headmaster and she gave her the dorm number and her class schedule. That’s when Kelly met her roommate Alexa. She thought Alexa was really talkative and from there she got to know St. Bedes schools past. Alexa’s previous roommate Iris had the same story as...
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