How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Study Guide An American Surprise Summary & Analysis

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The girls' father returned from another one of his trips to New York, from which he always brings them such wonderful surprises. They anxiously danced around him, but were told that their father is very tired from his trip and they would get their gifts after dinner. Supper was spaghetti which the girls finished quickly in order to get to the main event sooner.

Finally, their father asked the maid, Gladys, to get his briefcase and she came back, holding it as if it were a newborn child. Gladys knew that it held the latest surprises for the girls. Their father took out three tissue-wrapped packages and gave one to each of the girls. Sofia was still a baby and would not get a gift this time. With much flurry, the tissue revealed three cast iron statues. Yolanda's was an old man sitting...

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