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We had roll call about 6:30 every day. I’m at the rec hall every day before roll call we are playing basketball or swinging on the bars. When the siren rings I get so scared that I sometimes scream, some people gets scared of me instead of the siren. We run home as fast as I could then we wait about 5 minutes, when the inspectors come to check that we are all home…. After the camp roll call finish the siren rings again…. I hate roll call because it scares you too much.

Quoted in Tunnell, The Children of Topaz, pp. 9-11

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