No one commented on my last post, but let me share with you the answers to the two riddles below.
The younger girl’s clothes were quite wrinkly and may have even been dirty (which is easy given all the dust around here). Hence they were like they had come out of the mouth of a donkey, an animal that is quite common here.
“12” means something like “ready.” A mango 12s when it is ripe. Food 12s when it is cooked and ready to eat. Young ladies and young men 12 when they are at the age and maturity level and ready to marry. Who knew? And no, they can’t 11. At least not that I know of yet . . .