Diego woke up very excited one Friday morning. It was the day his mother promised to take him to the market to buy new clothes and to drop off a letter to his dad who was then working in Japan.
He made his bed, ate breakfast, brushed his teeth, helped his mother with her chores, and then took a bath. He did them all very quickly. He could not contain his excitement so much that he kept running around the house singing while he waited.
They stepped off the bus an hour later. Diego was amazed by all the sights, smells, and sounds. Everywhere he looked, people were milling about--it was so busy, so full of life.
After they finished dropping off their letters, Diego's mother took him to the mall and bought clothes, books and toys Diego liked. As they exited the mall, Diego dropped some of the stuff they bought. He bent down to pick them up. When he got up, his mother was gone! He could not see her anywhere.
He tried to calm down even though he was very worried. He remembered what his mothe