THE SKELETON MAN
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IL YA RL 5.5 .
January 2, Ray turned 18. On January 3, Ray's Uncle Edward took Ray to
the bank, gave him $30,000 for his college education but made Ray promise
to never tell anyone that he has the money or where he got it from. On
January 4, Uncle Edward was found dead on the sidewalk having either jumped
or was pushed from a 12th floor window. Ray keeps the secret. Even when
his mother starts this conversation with him (Read some of page 6). Later
he talks to Uncle Edward's girlfriend. She says Uncle Ed had a lot of gambling
debts and she thinks Ed was pushed out the window for failing to pay those
debts. Then a man named Albert Dawson comes to talk to Ray. He says Uncle
Ed borrowed the money from him. He says right before Ed died he borrowed
$30,000. The man wants to know if Uncle Ed gave money to Ray. (Read some
of page 45).
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