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Story: "Squiggles" 1503.09.22
"Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal"

1503.09.22

None of Emarn's pups look like Jiju.  They all have flat coats just like their mother.  I don't know why they don't take after Jiju.  I asked my mother about that and she just laughed.  She says that sometimes babies don't look exactly like their parents.

So then I asked Teacher Arben about it.  He said it has to do with genetics and it's complicated.  I went to the library and borrowed a book on genetics.  I read the first couple of chapters but it was really hard.  I took that one back and asked the librarian for something a little easier.  She showed me a book about cats and why their colors are different.  This one has a lot more pictures that show how it works.  I'm copying some of my favorite ones.

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