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by Virginia Euwer Wolff
p.49-50 It was in friendliness we pitched in to help Shazam. Brita Marie even took her to the Gospel Church on e time and you should have seen her not knowing when to stand up and sit down and she asked how come we say Amen, what does it mean, and all of us Christian girls not a single one amongst us could tell her what Amen is for.
p.94 Shikata ga nai = Don't make a fuss about it / There is nothing to be done about it
p.106 hashi = chopsticks ; ayatori = cat's cradle
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