The June sun beat steadily down upon the gravel school yard as the children ran out to play for the last time before vacation. The little girls with their hair flying dashed helter-skelter over the playground, and the boys brought out their baseballs. On one side of the yard in the shade of the library building stood a row of ten-year-old girls. They were members of "The Gang," an elite club composed of Republicans only and those who could stand to have their thumb bent backwards without flinching. In front of this rank stood the leader with her hands on her hips. She adopted this position in an effort to compensate for her short stature. "Tenshen!" she snapped, and the wash dress army stiffened.
Gene, Barbara Lucas
"Truth And Dare,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 13
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol13/iss3/7