The girl in the tree by Mario Salazar

(This is my contribution to the homework for August 2, 2016)

The girl in the tree

First sentence

The rescuers found her hanging by her hair from a small tree near the top of a 1,000-foot precipice.


There was a cryptic notice in the main newspaper indicating that she, a 15-year-old girl, had been thrown out of the car in which she was travelling along with her uncle, his wife and his brother in law. The notice was dated February 12, 1931. She was the only survivor. If it hadn’t been for this, I along with another 25 people would have never been born. The girl was my mother. Her life was very interesting and mostly sad.