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pawcioors
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  • Part of the story ( recorded by MattRob5678 ), none

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    “I know this is a long shot, but I’m here looking for a ruby ring that would have been sold here in 1957. Is there any chance you would have such a thing?” Susie asked with little hope.

    The man smiled as he rose out of his chair. “I almost don’t believe it. I think I have exactly what you’re looking for!” Susie’s eyes went wide as the old man wandered into the back of the store. There was no way that he would still have a ring in his pawn shop that was sold to them over sixty years ago. It was unbelievable.

    “Is this what you’re looking for?” the old man asked as he returned to the front of the store. He carried an open ring box, containing a ruby-encrusted ring that certainly looked like it came from the right time period.

    “Um, it could be. I’m not entirely sure what it might have looked like,” Susie confessed. “Can you maybe tell me more about it?”

    “Well, I remember a woman sold it here when I was just a boy when my father ran the store,” he explained. “I remembered her very well because she seemed very upset to be selling the ring.”

    “Do you remember anything else about her?” Susie asked.

    “Well, not really, sorry to say, since it was so long ago,” he answered. “I just remembered that she was sad, and that I felt bad for her. You see, in those days, we had a policy that items would not be put for sale for a month after we bought them, to ensure that someone would have time to come buy back an item if they just needed quick cash,” the shopkeeper explained.

    “I knew she probably would, since she seemed so distraught to be selling it. Even after the thirty-day buy back time was up, she never came back. Without telling my father, I hid the ring away, and he never noticed it was gone.” He smiled as he sat back down. 

“I’d given up hope a long time ago, but I couldn't bring myself to sell it. I’m honestly shocked to see you come in here looking for it! Are you a relative of hers, or something like that?” the old man asked.

“Uh, not exactly,” Susie answered. “I’m just doing a bit of… research on the family.” She lied, knowing that the old man would probably not believe her if he told her about Abby’s ghost, or worse, think that she was crazy. She decided to continue their business before he could ask any follow-up questions. 

“How much do I owe you for the ring?” Susie asked.

    “Oh, let’s say… fifty dollars. I should be asking a lot more, but given the history of it I’ll offer you a discount,” the old man offered.

    Susie sighed a little bit as she fished out her wallet to buy the ring. Thank god for the discount, there was no way Susie could have afforded a full-price ruby ring. Abby was lucky she was nice enough to do this for her.

Sweetpeppermint
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  • Hot car danger ( recorded by Whale ), California

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    After another child was found dead, the police warned people of hot car dangers.
    They gave a simple piece of advice : always look at the back seat before leaving your car.
    Between 1990 and 2017, 937 children died from being left in hot cars.
    When the outside temperature is 93 degrees, a car can reach 125 degrees in just 20 minutes.
    It can quickly raise body temperatures to dangerous levels.

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  • Entertainment ( recorded by Whale ), California

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    Entertainment.
    There can be little doubt that technology has impacted the world of entertainment massively in recent years. TV is an entertainment sector that technology has had a big effect on. With Satellite TV and cable boxes, you have more channels than ever to watch now. Movies or shows are recorded straight onto the hard drive of your box, which has seen off video recorders and VHS tapes. Hollywood and indeed the whole film industry has changed due to tech over the years. Technology has swept through the gaming sector as well. New consoles and games use the latest microchips to deliver sound, graphics and gameplay that are now light years ahead of what came before. In addition, the internet has allowed online and eGaming to spring up and become popular. Finally, many people love to settle down with a good book, magazine, or newspaper. However, you no longer have to go out and buy them because you can access them all online.

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