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Mauna is a very beautiful kid with deeply serene eyes. But she formally doesn't exist. She is an illegal Haitian worker and helps his father, also an illegal worker, whole days long making western tourists to feel relaxed and comfortable, to enjoy their successful lives. Her work is dragging around beach gear on one of the heavenly Dominican Republic beaches. She speaks only a few English words and a few Spanish ones, her language is Creole. Only her father and some of his secret friends understand her. She knows no play, no toys, no school, no medical care, her mother in far away... She can be every moment deported back to Haiti, home to an absolute poverty. The pinky dress is probably her only one, a gift of a merciful western woman. Mauna is grateful to her.

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