* Echo spells out eleemosynary, foreshadowing the importance of the word, of Echo's spelling, and of Artie's relationship to Echo.
* Dorothea has had a stroke and is mute.
* Echo asserts that she can still hear Dorothea speak.
* Artie recalls her mother's attempts to make her fly with homemade wings.
* Artie feels she grew up as Dorothea's guinea pig.
* Dorothea brings up Echo and develops her first love of words.
* Artie admits her neurosis of not being able to touch others, even her own daughter.
* Dorothea teaches Echo about words from Greek and Latin scrolls.
* She used these scrolls to teach Artie when she was an infant, as well.
* Artie states that she never forgets anything.
* Artie disappoints Dorothea by getting pregnant at the age of 18.
* Dorothea coerces Artie into an abortion so that she can still get an education.
* Artie runs away after the abortion.
* Dorothea uses...
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