Paper On The Acorn People

441 words - 2 pages

Ron had wanted to spend camp playing, swimming, and taking long hikes with kids, normal kids. His illusions were quickly washed away at the first site of them. Ron was appalled when he first met the children that he was to spend two weeks with at Camp Wiggen. He thought of them as a bunch of "disfigured wheelchair children," and truly dreaded living with them for the next two weeks. He almost quit, but decided to stay for the money. He had no empathy for the children; only disgust. Ron was to be the councilor of Benny B, Spider, Thomas Stewart, Martin and Arid. Benny B had no legs; Spider had neither legs nor arms; Thomas Stewart lacked the necessary fiber and muscle to hold his body together; Martin was blind; and Arid did not have a bladder. Both the children and Ron felt a little "nutty" about being at the camp. They all sensed it, so they made necklaces of nuts, acorn necklaces. From then on, the group of kids and councilor became known as the Acorn People.By the evening of the first day of camp, Ron admitted that he "was exhausted and angry." He feared that "this illness surrounding...

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