. The phone rang once, twice-then someone picked it..
the phone rang once, twice-then someone picked it up. "you got the wrong number!" a man"s voice said before the line went __1__. but i called again. "i said you got the wrong number!" came the voice. once more the phone clicked in my __2__. how could he know i had a wrong number? so i __3__ a third time. the man said. "is that you again?" "yeah, it"s me." i answered. "i wonder how you knew i had the wrong number before i even said nothing." "none of my business. you __4__ it out!" he hung up the phone again. i sat there for a short time and then called the man back. "have you __5__ with it yet?" he asked. "the only thing i can think of is …__6__ ever calls you." "you got it!" the phone died for the fourth time. i rang him again. "well, i thought maybe i should be the first to __7__ to you." he began to laugh and told me, "my name is adolf meth. i"m 88 years old, and i haven"t had so many wrong numbers in one day in 20 years!" we both __8__. we talked for ten minutes. adolf had no family, no fris, just like me. everyone he had been __9__ to had died. since then, we became phone fris. we called each other almost every day. and i told him about my life and my __10__. on one phone about a disagreement that i"d had with my boss, i told him, "i think i __11__ have it out with him." adolf said. "let things __12__ down. when you get as old as i am, you find out that time takes care of a lot. if things get __13__, then you can talk to him." "you know," he said softly one day, "i"m talking to you just the way i"d talk to a boy of my own. i always wanted a family-and children." one morning, i received a call to tell me he had died the night before. with tears in eyes, i heard him asking __14__ i wanted to call him again and again. "because you __15__ to me, adolf…
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