“Read it again!” she exclaimed, with barely contained enthusiasm.
“Again? This would be the third time” the reader half-objected, half-noted.
“I’m nervous about tomorrow”
“You’ll do fine. It will be like defending your bachelor thesis, only this time you’ve already gone through the motions once before. The other soon-to-be masters will be more nervous than you”
“I know. But. Read”
“Fine. Here goes. Ahem. I am a Cat, by Natsume Sōseki. Chapter one”