Later she appears without the camera crew, holding only a wire-bound spiral stenobook.

"Do you have a twin?" he asks.

"Don't be absurd," she laughs, "This is a small country."

"Do you take shorthand?" he asks.

"I have my own system," she says, "May a person get a question in edgewise?"

"Should I answer that question?" he smiles.

Cat creeping through the melting snow and mulch where, lower on the slope beyond the fence, hidden in the backyard of the convent, secret snowdrops are in full bloom.
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