Chapter 5 page 35

The store owner, standing at her counter with a wall full of well-organized rocks and minerals behind her, greets Emmie. Emmie mumbles in embarrassment, but the store owner encourages them, and they whisper into her ear. She takes Emmie to trays full of small stones.
Emmie: …
Store owner: Did you have a question?
Emmie: Um… about the … do you have smaller mumble mumble mumble mumble…
Store owner: Are you shopping within a budget? 
Emmie: ….. 
Store owner: You can whisper it to me. I won’t tell anyone.
Emmie: *whisper whisper*
Store owner: …Would your friend like some of these nice tumbled stones?
Emmie: OOOH!! These are so pretty!!
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