What does Zora find fascinating about the two visitors?
One day, a couple of white women from Minnesota pay a visit to Zora's school. While there, they are treated to readings from Zora and some other children in class. Zora is one of the best readers in the class, and her teacher Mr. Calhoun clearly wants to show her off to the visitors.
The women are so impressed by Zora's reading that they invite her back to their hotel room, where they get her to give more readings. There, they give her a gift of a cylinder filled with golden pennies. A month later, they send her a box of books and clothes.
Before she reads to the two ladies in class, Zora watches them intently. She finds almost everything about their appearance a source of fascination. For one thing, they both have shiny hair, mostly brownish. One of the ladies has a looping gold chain around her neck. Her companion is dressed all over in black and white and has a pretty finger ring on her left hand.
And speaking of fingers, that's what Zora finds most fascinating of all about the two ladies from Minnesota. Their fingers are long and thin, very white, expect for near the tips, which are baby pink. Zora has never seen such hands before; it's a truly fascinating discovery for her.