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Staying with Evelyn and Sky is much easier for Rayona than living with Aunt Ida. Evelyn and Sky  accept her unconditionally. "There's a kind of peace in the room," Rayona thinks to herself about  Evelyn and Sky's living conditions. One morning while Rayona is doing her rounds at the state park, she notices a young woman  swimming near the yellow raft, anchored in the lake. This woman is Ellen DeMarco. Rayona doesn't  draw attention to herself; instead, she draws back because Ellen is everything that Rayona wants to  be: beautiful and self-confident. Another day, Rayona finds a ripped Grateful Dead T-shirt and gives it to Sky, who instantly falls in  love with it. And she finds a cotton blanket on which is printed a huge brown male deer; this she  saves to give to Evelyn later. Rayona seems infatuated with Ellen DeMarco. She asks her fellow coworkers about her, and she 
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