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In Eight Days

She stood at the front of the room speaking into a microphone. It had been a long day, and she was a good speaker to end it with. She was talking about reaching English language learners.

“In eight days,” she said, “the children are coming. You have to be ready!”

There was some nervous laughter. I briefly got chills down my spine. (Don’t ask. I don’t control them.)

“The children are coming,” she repeated. “The children are coming! The CHILDREN are coming!”

They are indeed.