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Demoiselle Dragonfly
A photo of a dragonfly which Opal calls a "demoiselle".

Picture of a DragonFly

Opal likes to pretend that she is a "demoiselle" (a dragonfly) dancing along the creek.

The word usually refers to a young woman dancer. The word "damsel" comes from demoiselle.

Paragraph 506: Opal pretends she is a dragonfly     

Paragraph 552: Demoiselles by the creek     

Photo courtesy of Dr. Sabry Mason. 



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