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    #1

    commitment and sun...

    Dear Teachers,

    From Mirror, Mirror:

    "He hadn't ducked from commitment to a cause, but he had learned by virtue of his foreigner status that it was sensible to keep one's mouth shut..."

    What is "commitment to a cause"?

    "The illuminated pages fell open and the sudden sun made of the vellum a blinding platter."

    Is it saying there is a picture of sun on the page or the actual sun shines on the page?

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    #2

    Re: commitment and sun...

    1 He hadn't avoided the issue of supporting or believing in a causer, but knew to keep his mouth shut as a foreigner.

    2 It sounds as if the real sun was reflected off the picture.

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    #3

    Re: commitment and sun...

    Thanks!

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    #4

    Re: commitment and sun...

    You're welcome, KuaiLe.

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