In this beautiful chapter, Renee describes how she, the feeble child becomes a hungry soul. The revelation occurs when she begins school and heard the friendly voice of her teacher say her name. "For the first time, someone was talking to me, saying my name." Her world moves from gray to a world full of color."So with my doleful eyes glued to hers, I clung to the woman who had just brought me into the world."
Renee learns to read and her life changes.
I don't understand the reference to "On Wars and Colonies," other than when she was almost ten years old, Mr. Servant, her teacher, has caught on to her reading his newspaper filled with articles about wars and colonies. No one knew she was so advanced.
Renée hides her talents from a world she believes cannot understand her.
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.