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When she drew attention, it had not been for her dazzle, but for her motley.... But the university was to have changed all that. There, displaced persons like herself were to have been gathered up in a kind of universal freedom. But now on her first day in the gym, Ellie knew nothing had changed. There again she realized that not only was she watching the others, but the others were watching her. Fiercely she asked, what was different about her? Ellie tried to observe more closely. She had come from the same public schools, failed to observe the same religious holidays, played sanguinely in the same city streets and taken the same college boards.
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