Copy of \u201cBlack Blizzard\u201d - \u201cBlack Blizzard\u201d By Maurine V Eleder Source Commonlit Directions The short story below has been put together into one

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“Black Blizzard” By Maurine V. Eleder Source: Commonlit Directions: The short story below has been put together into one paragraph. Read through the short story and mark where a new paragraph should begin by inserting a bracket [ where a new paragraph should begin. “Ooooh, Betty. Come quick!” said four-year-old Mary Ann. Paper dolls lay forgotten on the floor as she stared out the window. Betty felt her stomach muscles tighten as she joined Mary Ann. On the horizon loomed a rolling black cloud. It stretched from the ground into the sky, and it was heading directly toward them. “It’s another dust storm, Mary Ann,” Betty said, trying to stay calm. How many more would there be, she wondered. For the last four years — since 1932 — Oklahoma and nearby states had endured dozens of such storms. Betty knew the routine. “Let’s get some towels from the kitchen,” she said. The girls went from window to window, closing each and placing a rolled-up towel where the window met the sill. It would keep out some of the windblown dirt, but Betty knew that powdery dust would cover everything — dishes in cupboards and clothes in closets — long after the storm had passed. “I’m scared,” said Mary Ann. “I know,” said Betty, “but we’ll be safe if we stay in the house.” “What about Mommy and Daddy?” Mary Ann asked.

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