"Oh, the poor girl. Does she not have someone to teach her to use her magic?" Belle had a great deal of sympathy for children, especially girls who were denied education or denied control over their own lives. She had tried to teach the girls in her village to read, when the other villagers would permit. And she hoped to give them more options in life. None of them should be forced to marry their Gastons.
"We had a magic book in the castle. Instead of bringing people to us, it could take us places." She'd gone to Paris, to learn the truth about her past. Adam had said the book could take them anywhere. Never would she have thought to ask it to bring her to the stars. "If a book has every detail about me, it must have my husband, Adam. Perhaps he has been brought here too."