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Often the narrative contains elements not found in traditional prose, particularly the practice of switching narrators in mid story and even switching tense. Did you find these practices hard to follow, or did you think that they gave the stories a unique and enjoyable flavor?

Some stories have a clear moral, such as "Once Upon a Time." Other stories present less readily identifiable lessons. Discuss the clear moral in "Once Upon a Time" and compare it to the underlying message of "Some Are Born to Sweet Delight".

The title of the first short story in the collection, "Jump", might contain more than a single meaning. What are the possible meanings of this title?

Racial prejudice plays a major role in most of the stories. In which stories was this element least present?

Sometimes nations are not named, and in a few instances no major...

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