Paints-With-Words had been born with deep lavender eyes that glinted with brilliant flecks of many
colors. Her great-great-grandmother, Amethysta, had such unusual eyes too. Amethysta had been
the tribe’s most beloved storyteller. Like her great-great-grandmother, Paints-With-Words did not
learn to speak earlier than other children did, but when she began to talk, she was able to paint with words,
and she inherited Amethysta's ability to make up magnificent stories.