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UNCLE SAMUncle Sam is coming. Mommy and Daddy are smiling. Uncle Sam always gives Dan candy, and Dan always thanks Uncle Sam. But Dan does not eat the candy. Not the candy Uncle Sam gives Dan. Not anymore.When Dan is lying in bed, and Mommy and Daddy stop laughing in the living room, and all light is turned off. That is when Dan hears footsteps in front of the door. Uncle Sam enters. But Uncle Sam is no longer Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam visits during the day. The Boogeyman comes at night. Dan is scared. "Schh," the Boogeyman says, "be a good boy now." The Boogeyman puts a hand on Dan. Dan does not like it. Dan knows it is wrong. But Dan cannot move. The Boogeyman grins. Dan knows what will happen now.Uncle Sam hugs Dan the next morning. Uncle Sam also hugs Mommy and Daddy. Then Uncle Sam waves. Mommy looks at Dan, and Dan waves too. Uncle Sam leaves. Dan is still waving. With the other hand Dan squeezes the candy from Uncle Sam. Hard.