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PROLOGUE

I am sitting alone in a dimly lit classroom, peering out a slightly cracked door. Across the hall is another classroom. It is full of my peers, who seem alien to me. The door is open just enough for me to see a small section of the classroom. I think it’s a biology class, because the students are dissecting something that looks like a frog. I can hear the teacher’s voice getting louder and closer to me. I strain to hear what he is saying but can’t make out the words. Sounds technical. Maybe something relating to frog organs. Suddenly, the teacher appears at the door.

The teacher looks at me. I look at the teacher. He has a cautious ...

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