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First published in Through the Gaps.

In the first we learned to draw A, B, C’s within the blue lines on the tablet and to raise our hands with one finger or two, depending on the need.

A’s, we were told, should have the top point touching the solid blue line above, the cross bar drawn through the dotted line in the middle, and the two legs resting on the solid blue line below, but not extending beyond that point.

B’s were harder. The top and bottom bubbles were to be tangent to the lines, but not to show below or above them. And since this letter required curves, B’s took longer to master.

C’s were impossible….

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