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What’s pulling your strings?

From the February 3, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

I grew up playing with marionette puppets—jointed wooden animals, people, and mythical beasts controlled from above by long strings attached to their moving parts. By manipulating the strings, I could make a marionette walk, run, wave, bow, or move its mouth, while I, the puppeteer, did the talking.