Poor Mrs. Pauley

 

The neighbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember. She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away. Since Mr. Pauley died three months ago, she’d had no income. She’s fallen behind in the rent. The landlord, accompanied by the police, have come to evict Mrs. Pauley from the house she’s lived in for forty years.

“Mom! Come quick!”

“What’s the matter Tommy?”

“Mrs. Pauley is being carried out of her house!”

“Are you telling lies again young man?”

“No Mom! She really is getting carried out of her house!”

“Poor woman, ” Tommy’s Mom looked out the window. A gasp escaped her and she quickly told Tommy to get inside.

“Why Mom? What’s the matter? I want to see the excitement. What are all those ladies doing there? Are they going too? They don’t have a lot of clothes on Mom. And look at those men coming out of the house – they look upset. Are they going to fit in the police van too?”

“Get away from the window Tommy,” said Mom.

“Why? What’s going on? This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen and I’m going to watch.”

Mom grabbed Tommy by his ears and walked him into his room.

“Stay in here until I tell you that you can come out and I mean it.”

Mom went back to the windows and peered outside. It was exciting, she decided.

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