IT was just an ordinary day. Mom was at the store, taking back a party dress she swore she had never once put on (it was only slightly stained with lipstick). Sister, browsing in the Teen Scene department, was staring with fascination at a pair of earrings she might just forget to pay for, if no one was going to be looking too hard. Sonny was in school, doing pretty well on a math test by dint of some judicious copying from a friend's paper. And Dad was busy at the office, adding a...

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