Translated page of Sarah Spits
This is page 17 of book 5 in the Dutch series of Sarah Spits, title: Wapenstilstand (Cease fire) by Marc Wasterlain. The French title of this series is Jeannette Pointu.
Sarah: He has got polio, hasn't he? Nelly: Yes. His legs never have recovered. He can't walk. He is the grandson of Teresa! Sarah: What is he doing? Nelly: He's drawing. That is the only thing that interests him. And the soccer games on the radio. I'm always bringing him paper and pencils.
Nelly: Hi Miguel... Do you want to show your drawings to señorita Sarah? Miguel: Oh si doctora, si! Nelly: Miguel only draws people that fly. It's his way to cope with his disability. Sarah: These drawings are beautiful Miguel! Miguel: You may have one of them.
Sarah: This must have meant a lot to him... I am touched... Nelly: You are too emotional Sarah... I've learned not to be that! I'll show you our health center. Nelly: We work with a group of local volunteers. They're performing a fantastic job!
Nelly: We manage the vaccine stock that comes to us via UNICEF from Rotary International. It's quite a job! doctor: Next one! Come here boy! It was Chico, wasn't it? How old are you Chico? Chico: Cinco señor! doctor: You'll see Chico. It won't hurt. You are not afraid for a little injection, are you? Show the lady how big you are!... Chico: Yes,... But I'm still afraid...!
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