The main character in the story is a girl by the name of Halima.   Her family lives in the
dry lands of North Africa, which is the area gazelles can also be found.  Gazelle are native to
regions of Morocco due to their lifestyle of grazing on grass, leaves of shrubs, and berries.  Some
gazelles live in the mountains, but most are native to the plains. Within the desert reside the
light-brown, familiar gazelle known as the Dorcas, or Ariel Gazelle. Gazelles are known for their
beauty, grace, speed, and agility in jumping.

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