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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • This morning I was in for a nasty surprise: after breakfast Peter beckoned me upstairs.
  • I’m occasionally sentimental, as you know, but from time to time I have reason to be: when Peter and I are sitting close together on a hard wooden crate among the junk and dust, our arms around each other’s shoulders, Peter toying with a lock of my hair; when the birds outside are trilling their songs, when the trees are in bud, when the sun beckons and the sky is so blue—oh, that’s when I wish for so much!

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  • I should be studying, but television beckons me.
  • The police officer beckoned me to come over.

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