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[Fiction] Two young boys temporarily go missing:

“‘You want to play hooky with Isaac?’ Richard asked Danny. Isaac smiled shyly from the doorway, his silver front tooth catching the light. Whenever Richard spotted that tooth, he had the same thought: if his wife had still been alive when the tooth was knocked out, she’d have seen to an ivory replacement.

“‘This morning, but not this afternoon,’ Danny said. ‘Can you go this afternoon?’ he asked Isaac. ‘It’s pizza-party day, remember?'”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Dec 3, 2012
Length: 20 minutes (5,030 words)
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