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Wildlife No. 5

Fairy Forest

© Anita Salemink 2016. Wildlife No. 5 (detail) Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2016. Wildlife No. 5 (detail) Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

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Childhood Memories No. 6

Jane

© Anita Salemink 2015. Memories No. 6 Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2015. Memories No. 6 Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

Sandra pointed her out; a skinny girl with a long plait which bounced on her rugsack as she jumped from the gate into the fields. She said that she lived near me, that she knew all the short cuts going home. I usually walked with my sister and Sandra who lived on the same road as me, but much further down the hill, miles away from our bungalow really. Sandra was in the same class as me, but a year older. I was by far the youngest in my class. The reason being that the school head deemed the class I was supposed to be in too full, so I skipped a year and went straight into fourth class which had only about 40 pupils.

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