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Why do George and Lydia suppose that they cannot change the nursery?

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George thinks that the room is broken and Lydia thinks it is in a rut because the children have been thinking about Africa for too long. 

The Hadleys invested in a HappyLife home, which is a fully automated house that does everything for you.  One feature of this home is a special nursery for the children.  The nursery responds to the children’s thoughts and projects scenes on the walls, making the room seem to transport to different places. 

The walls were blank and two dimensional. Now, as George and Lydia Hadley stood in the center of the room, the walls began to purr and recede into...

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