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Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is
Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. -Master Yoda

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

The map reader is a small shaft with a hollow opening at the top. The CHILDREN gather around it. OBI-WAN takes out a little glass ball and places it into the bowl. The window shades close darkening the room and the reader lights up, projecting the star map hologram into the room. The CHILDREN laugh. Some of them reach up to try and touch the nebulae and stars. OBI-WAN walks into the display.

				OBI-WAN
			This is where it ought to be...
			but it isn’t. Gravity is pulling
			all the stars in this area inward
			to this spot. There should be a
			star here... but there isn’t.

				YODA
			Most interesting. Gravity’s
			silhouette remains, but the star
			and all its planets have
			disappeared. How can this be?

There is a brief pause. Then a CHILD puts its hand up. YODA nods.

				JEDI CHILD JACK
			Because someone erased it from the
			archive memory.

				CHILDREN
			That’s right! Yes! That’s what
			happened! Someone erased it!

				JEDI CHILD MAY
			If the planet blew up, the gravity
			would go away.

OBI-WAN stares; YODA chuckles.

				YODA
			Truly wonderful, the mind of a
			child is. Uncluttered. To the
			centre of the pull of gravity go,
			and find your planet you will.

				OBI-WAN
			But Master Yoda who could have
			erased information from the
			archives? That’s impossible,
			isn’t it?

				YODA
				(frowning)
			Much harder to answer, that
			question is.

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