They all bent like feathers as they hit her in the face and it didnt hurt at

They all bent like feathers as they hit her in the

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apart. They all bent like feathers as they hit her in the face, and it didn’t hurt at all” (Stephenson 94). This is another example of how unlike the Primer is compared to regular books because the Primer essentially is protecting its reader from any harm and actually cares about Nell even though it has not familiarized itself completely with Nell. Nell does not know that the Primer is a different type of book and is still in shock up until she starts to read the Primer again. After Nell has the surprising experience with the Primer opening itself to protect Nell, she decides to start reading the book again and the voice appeared again saying, “Once upon a time there was little princess named Nell who was imprisoned in a tall dark castle on an island in the middle of a great sea, with a little boy named Harv, who was her friend and protector” (Stephenson 95). This quote exhibits a type of similarity that is shown between Nell’s real life situation at her home with her being “imprisoned” in a home with her brother Harv and Princess Nell is “imprisoned” in a dark castle. This is also shows that the Primer is officially starting to
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Dhami 3 tell stories about Nell and it changes itself to suit its reader and helps the reader to solve the tough parts of his or her life. The next event that shows the Primer is a very distinctive book like none other is when the Primer starts to teach Nell how to spell when she asks what a raven is and the Primer responds, “R is for Run… Nell Runs on the Red Rug… Because an Angry Alligator Appeared…” (Stephenson 96). When the Primer starts to teach Nell how to spell, it acts as a teacher for the first time in her experiences with the book and this is a huge milestone because Nell is learning how to spell from a book where most children learn how to spell from people. This just shows how special the interactive book actually is and it takes the place of a parental figure for her. These multiple examples are only a few of which can prove how extraordinary the Primer is especially for a little girl like Nell. After having multiple occurrences with the Primer, Nell starts to build a new relationship with Miranda, the ractor behind the primer who narrates the Princess Nell stories. When Miranda notices that her source of income is starting to increase from the storybook of Princess Nell, she takes a deeper interest in it and signs a contract as the author references, “… and then wander off into more stories about Princess Nell, stop in the middle for a quick practical demonstration of basic math, return to story, and then get sidetracked with questions” (Stephenson 135). This quote indicates that Miranda is enjoying her time being a ractor for a little girl and looks forward to narrating stories for Nell because she wants a continuing relationship with her. Miranda also knows that this is her leading source of income, but she does not know how the time flies when she narrates for Princess Nell as Stephenson states, “A month
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