"He was cursed?! What sort of curse what put on him? What happened?" Aurelia reacted a bit to overzealously at learning someone was cursed. She was after all very superstitious and Saul laughed at her expense as he sat there eating his own pie, some of that strawberry lattice thing Auden was also eating.
"I've always liked geography," Saul added, "can you read maps well? I have always been good at reading maps. There is something very interesting about looking at a map."
Swallowing a big bite of pie Aurelia addressed Auden, "surely there is something you like to learn and care about? Even if it is not in school. School was very different for us, we learned things we never would've known otherwise. But it could still be tedious and boring. Especially the waking up early part."