"No, Alice!" Alice's mother said firmly. Alice's palms were sweaty, her huge hazel eyes wide with stress, "Please, Mother! Please... I've wanted to go to for years, I need your help."
"No means no, Alice!"
"Please, Mother. This summer, please...." Alice begged.
Her mother sighed, running her hands through her thin hair, "Alice, you're being unreasonable. Why, Alice? Why are you doing this to me now?" Alice sighed, not knowing what to say. Her mother got an idea, "Well... I suppose you could go," Alice's eyes lit up, her mother continued. "if you can pay for it yourself." Alice's face fell, she thought about what her mother said. "What if I got a job?" She tried. Her mother smiled, "That would work." Alice's mother picked up the newspaper, "Here, find a job, apply for it."
Alice sighed, picking up the newspaper as her mother left the room. She searched through the newspaper, scanning for a job. Finally, she found one that might work for her.
Mouse, Leo and I were meeting Alice at the mall this week. When Alice sat down with us in the mall