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What’s in the Box?

Angela Q’s heart raced as she ran scissors along the tape to open the package, she had impatiently waited six to eight weeks after sending off the box tops she had collected over even more months and she was about to finally open her prize. What Q didn’t know, however, was that someone had intercepted her payment and mailed an item more valuable than a decoder ring; she was momentarily disappointed when her eyes set upon the mechanism until she realized what it was. Angela Q never learned the identity of her Mystery Gifter, but many times throughout her life when she placed an order she would never receive it, rather she would receive something better, something that she didn’t realize she needed.

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