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someone for whom made-up people and places didn't present so easily,

Meredith smiled and the desolation faded, and she began to speak with abrupt energy about a hedgehog that had turned up in her family's Anderson shelter. Juniper listened and laughed and left only the smallest part of her attention free to circle the strange new tension in her friend's face. Had she been a different sort of person, someone for whom made-up people and places didn't present so easily, for whom words sometimes refused to form, she might have understood Merry's anxiety better. But she wasn't, and she didn't, and after a time she let it go. To be in London, to be free, to be sitting on the grass with the sun now creeping up her back, was all that mattered.


I cannot fully understand the sentence "Had she been a different sort of person, someone for whom made-up people and places didn't present so easily, for whom words sometimes refused to form," Anyone could help me explain it. Thanks.

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    Someone with a less active imagination. or someone who had trouble finding the right thing to say. If Juniper had not had such an active imagination and ease with words, she would have understood Merry's anxiety better.

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