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85. A Birthday Dress
It was Ellen’s 12th birthday. Ellen was 12
old. Her mom took her shopping. They went
at the mall. “You can pick out a
. You can pick out a pretty dress,” Mom
. “I will pick out a pretty, blue dress,”
said. They went into JC Penney. JC Penney
lots of dresses. Ellen saw a blue dress
she liked. “I like that dress, Mom,” she
. She took the dress into the dressing room.
put on the dress. It fit her well.
walked out of the dressing room. “The dress
you well,” said Mom. “Can I have it?”
asked. “Of course you can have it, dear.
’s your birthday present,” said Mom. “But it’s not
sale,” said Ellen. “We always buy everything on
.” “It’s your birthday, dear. On your birthday, we
pay full price,” said Mom.