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Meghan Cox Gurdon: A daughter's suspenseful countdown to Valentine's Day

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"Don't look in my folder!" The cry was sharp and panicky. The child had just seen her mother extract an orange folder from her backpack, having already removed a wadded-up blue T-shirt, a handful of dented pencils with the lead snapped off and a green apple missing a single bite. You never know exactly what you're going to find in a school backpack, but you can always count on something...

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