31. Beauty Secrets
Lina dear, WHAT have you been using on your hair? I've never seen it look so shiny, and never realized it was such a pretty shade of brown. No grey at all. Tell me love, what's your secret?
Oh, I simply started brushing it a hundred strokes per night, like my mother taught me.
And she went her way, chuckling to herself. That old biddy had never been so nicey-nice to her before.
Blessed if I'm going to tell her my beauty secrets, she thought as she stopped at the fruit-stand to buy some fresh strawberries. Just let her wonder.
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