Emily tried to get her mother’s attention. “Please Mummy, why won’t you talk to me.”
She had been left alone again while her mother went out to work. “Why can’t I go to school like the other children?” But Emily was always ignored, always trapped in her room, and no explanation was given.
One morning, Emily’s mother came into the bedroom holding a large gift, carefully wrapped in colourful paper.
Emily’s eyes grew wide.
Emily’s mother opened the present. A large fluffy elephant, her favourite animal. “You would have been ten years old today. I miss you, lovely girl.”
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