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In 1856, Melissa finished high school and graduated with excellence. Few weeks later Melissa got a letter from a College in Miami Florida asking her to join.

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Introduction

This is a story about a girl called Melissa. She was born in a small village in New Orleans in the United States. Her parents were farmers and tried their best to provide for their only daughter. Melissa was a very smart girl and she used to be the first in her class academically. In 1856, Melissa finished high school and graduated with excellence. Few weeks later Melissa got a letter from a College in Miami Florida asking her to join. Melissa was very happy, but it did not last for long, because she found out that, her father did not like the idea one bit and was against her leaving home for further education. He also believed that her future was right were she was, at home and helping the family with farming. After few conversations with the father, Melissa mother was able to convince him that Melissa was better off going abroad to study and building her future than staying behind and helping them. Therefore, they both decided to send her to Florida to further her education. ...read more.

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Professor: You mean your opinion on why women and men can be equal. Melissa: Yes He stood there for a while reading what she wrote and he was pleased with her writing. Her looked at her smiling and said, Professor: You seem to be a smart girl and I really like the piece you wrote. Will you please come to my house tonight for some advice? If you do not mind, I will give you my address. . Melissa: (amazed) All right I will meet you tonight. He gave her the address and then he left the room. At 6:00pm she went to his block, the streets in that area were very dirty and horrible. She asked some people for directions to get to the address, and was told which way to go. She finally arrived and knocked at the door, one minute later the professor opens the door and asks her in. On her way to the living room, she saw a white cat, she stood there and starred at the beautiful cat, when the professor came and held it. She asked him Melissa: Is that your cat? ...read more.

Conclusion

This gave Melissa a new vision and a different way to look at life. Few hours later the professor passed away and his last words were "I was born simple, I lived simple and I died simple". It took 5 years for Melissa to finish her degree in Philosophy. She then decided to become a writer and to follow the steps of her great professor. In 1863, Melissa wrote her first book, which was called 'RACISM'. People really loved the book. After her fathers death she wrote her second book which was called" How to get over pain". She wrote over 25 books in her career and gained great publicity all over the United States. In 1897, she became the first women to have a very high status in the country. In 1901, Melissa died because of brain cancer, the same disease that took her father and professor. She was happy before she died because she has achieved all her goals in life. Her final words before death were "I was born simple, I lived simple and I died simple. Before her death by three months, she wrote the book "SIMPLE". ...read more.

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