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  • Final Truths

    Final Truths

    I squeezed into the circle to peer at the open box in Neb’s hand. It contained white tissue paper and a flat brown square. Its sweet smell was unfamiliar to me. I gasped as I realized what the square must be. “Is that—” “Chocolate!” Neb squealed. “Saros got it from some guy at school!” Chocolate was contraband, of course. It had been illegal on Calyptra ever since scientists learned of its toxic effect on the local flora. Medicinal plants were Calyptra’s principal exports, and our government wasn’t about to jeopardize that cash cow. Its effects on the native fauna were…

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