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Chavi Morris was in a really bad mood. “Why’s Chavi angry wiv everyone?” Miriam asked Mommy. “She’s not really angry, dear,” said Mommy. “She’s just under a lot of pressure at the moment. Chavi and her friends are organizing a summer fete, which is a kind of party, in honor of the holidays and to celebrate the fact they’re moving up a grade. It’s lots of work to arrange.”

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chavi’s latest panic had to do with finding the right colored napkins. Zeesala, who was in charge of the fete, had instructed Chavi to buy cloth napkins in a particular shade of magenta. Nothing else would do, insisted Zeesala, and as mature young ladies, it was important that every detail of the fete was just right, down to the precise color of the napkins. At first, Chavi didn’t even know what magenta was, but Zeesala showed her a bit of magenta fabric. “It looks like pink to me,” said Chavi, doubtfully. Zeesala was scandalized. “Pink? Absolutely not! It’s not the same thing at all. Pink is pink and magenta is magenta,” she said firmly.

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