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September 21, 2009

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Dave Marley celebrated his 21st birthday by hiding up in a tree while the police were looking for him way below. They tried to find him by shining their flashlights on and off. It did not work. He stayed perfectly still. If he were a poet, he would have recited his poem very quietly while he was up in that tree. I must see that movie! Can I order it on Netflix? How about selling me a dvd through this posting?

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