Please read “About this project and the Author” for more information on my project. In this excerpt, Daryl says goodbye for good to his best friend Allan…
“Later that night, we went to bed in the dorm and chatted as usual before falling asleep. All was going just fine until one of the kids turned to Allan and I and asked us if knowing that we would never see each other again after the following day made us sad. Ah, the sensitivity of a child! I buried my face in my pillow and cried myself to sleep. I could hear Allan in the bed next to mine doing the same. The idea of this upcoming separation was of course extremely sad. Allan after all had thought me what having a best friend was all about. We had however, shared so many experiences, so intensely filled with either joy or sadness in the few years we had spent together in Happy Town that nothing was left unsaid and there was unfinished business between us. All that was missing were the tears I let out that night. A tear for each of the marbles we had won together.
When we woke up, we felt much better after one last breakfast sitting next to one another and when the time to leave came, we said goodbye like big boys that we were and returned to our families. I never saw Allan again…”
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