Some people are contagiously shy. Miss Alanna is one such person. Where ever she goes an embarrassed silence follows. Suddenly social interactions become almost painfully awkward. Then she passes by and people wonder what came over them. For poor Miss Alanna there is no such respite, her world is always a fumbling place where words can't be found. Except with squirrels. Miss Alanna speaks fluent squirrel and is often invited to their functions.
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