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The bear was furious.
The lamp wouldn't turn on.
The Potentate surveyed his creamsicle tower coolly.
Once, in Beijing, a young girl in a red gown huddled in a doorway.
Balanced on the line, he told her again, "Put it down!"
He didn't think he was much of a cat person until he met Matilda.
Daring to be noticed for the first time in her life, she pushed her chair back and stood up.

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