59 THE BUS STOP  

jasonabadboy4u 30M
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6/3/2006 6:31 pm

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7/7/2006 7:24 am

59 THE BUS STOP

59 THE BUS STOP
Ed Cox was driving home from work in a rainstorm, while he
waited for a traffic light to change, he saw a young woman
standing alone at the bus stop. She had no umbrella and was
soaking wet. "Are you going toward Farmington?" he
called. "Yes, I am," she said. "Would you like a ride
home?" "I would," she said, and got in. "My name is Joanna
Finney. Thank you for rescuing me." "I'm Ed Cox," he
said, "and your welcome." On the way they talked and
talked. She told him about her family and her job and where
she had gone to school, and he told her about himself. By
the time they got to her house, the rain had stopped. "I'm
glad it rained," Ed said. "Would you like to go out
tomorrow after work?" "I'd love to," Joanna said. She asked
him to meet her at the bus stop, since it was near her
office. They had such a good time, they went out many times
after that. Always they would meet at the bus stop, and off
they would go. Ed liked her more each time he saw her. But
one night when they had a date to go out, Joanna did not
appear. Ed waited at the bus stop for almost an
hour. "Maybe something is wrong," he thought, and he drove
to her house in Farmington. An older woman came to the
door. "I'm Ed Cox, he said. "Maybe Joanna told you about
me. I had a date with her tonight. We were supposed to meet
at the bus stop near her office. But she didn't show up. Is
she all right?" The woman looked at him as if he had said
something strange. "I am Joanna's mother," she said slowly.
Joanna isn't here now. But why don't you come in?" Ed
pointed to a picture on the mantel. "That looks just like
her," he said. "It did once," her mother replied. "But that
picture was taken when she was your age-about twenty years
ago. A few days later she was waiting in the rain at the
bus stop. A car hit her, and she was killed."


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