Samuel was back at the thrift shop.He had walked into the shop with only one goal in ___1__---- to find a boot that he had not bought yesterday.The book was one of seven that he had___2__ yesterday. He was going to buy all of them.But at the last moment,he changed his mind.He__3__all seven back on the shelf
Samuel had a personal __4__ at home with over 1,000 books--- almost all unread.He subscribed to seven magazines and one daily newspaper.Samuel had more reading material in his small apartment than he could finish in two lifetimes,yet he always__5__more.
He finally put his foot down.Not one more book,he told himself.__6__it was really special.Yesterday’s book fit the bill.It was a biography of one of his favorite authors----Stephen King,one of America’s most popular fiction authors Samuel __7__ most,his model.
Samuel__8__ found one of the books he had piled up yesterday,and then another one.In minutes,he found all the books that he had held in his hands yesterday,except one--- the Stephen King book.Gee, “what a __9___”,he thought.“The one book that I want to find is the one book that I can’t find”
Samuel took a walk throughout the store,__10__ that people would often pick up __11__ in one place and then leave it in another.The book was a thick paperback with a red cover.But it was __12__ to be found
So for Samuel,the Big Hunt was on.He was now a man on a __13__.Every thrift shop he went to would involve a __14__ for the King book.This new search added purpose to his thrift shop life.
Samuel had held something special in his hands.But only when he let it go did he realize its value.When he found it again,he would place the King book on the most noticeable place.It would almost certainly be his favorite book that he never got