Flora is a cynic – more precisely, a “natural-born cynic who lived in defiance of contracts!” (Exclamation point, hers.)
Yet because she’s also a “surprisingly helpful” cynic, when a squirrel gets sucked into her neighbor’s vacuum cleaner, Flora not only wrests the tiny beast free, but also performs a series of emergency maneuvers to bring him back to life. And that’s when the squirrel balances the behemoth of a vacuum on his tiny paw.
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