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Peru: Riding with Grandpa

Peruvian blog Te voy a contar [es], by Elizabeth Lino Cornejo, posts a short story [es] with a mix of humor and nostalgia, where the narrator recalls when he used to go to school every day in his grandfather's car, where he and his siblings rode “very comfortably, lying down over our bellies, with our legs all elongated and relaxed, and we all exaggerated the jolt the car made upon braking”. He ends up by telling:

Tomorrow we will get him [grandfather] into a car, a roomy and long one, into a funeral hearse very much alike and just as majestic as the one he used to get us into to take us to school.

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