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SHE NEVER KNEW HOW IT HAPPENED BUT THERE WAS ONCE A CHAIR STUCK ON THE BACK OF A WAITRESS.


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P E D J UM SHE

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BUT NOTHING SHE COULD DO COULD HELP POOR MARIE GET THE CHAIR OFF HER BACK


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She went to the best doctors, carpenters, detectives, midwives, and plumbers in all of Paris, but nobody could help her. The chair stuck on her back, and everyone was afraid of tearing it off her back because she might die.


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After all, Marie was a small young woman, somewhat on the skinny side. You might even call her

FRAIL FRAGILE OR

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Perhaps that was because she was always

running from table to table in the restaurant

where she worked. Perhaps it was because

she never had time to eat a good meal.

Marie never thought about it. She just

worked as hard as she could.............................

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At first

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thought she looked like a humpback, and she was ashamed of her chair,


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but the chair was light as a feather, and she could barely feel it.


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“ YOU CAN TALK! “Maybe something good will come of this,” Marie said to herself. “Maybe if you dressed me up, you might learn a thing or two,” the chair said to her.

maire said with astonishment.


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“ YOU CAN WALK

the chair said.


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“Of can,” “Of course course ii can,” the waitress said.

“Anyone

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“Hey, that’s not true. Not anyone can. There are a lot of old people who can’t walk. What about babies? What about people who have accidents? What about people who are born differently?”


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“I GET YOUR POINT”

“WELL IF YOU GET MY POINT” the chair said “GET ME DRESSED AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.”

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“Something with frills, and I like colors like aqua blue, jasmine green, fire red, and chartreuse.” “Are you a girl?” “Does it matter?”

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Marie said it didn’t, and off she went with the chair on her back to the nearest department store. People didn’t seem to mind that she had a chair on her back, and Marie found that strange.


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“Can they see you?” she asked the chair.

“People see only what they want to see,” the chair replied. Once they found the interior decoration department, Marie thought she could feel the chair


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(((smile ))) “

“ What now ? she asked.


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