„(Tatiana nervously looked down at the present.)
Gifts were not something she was used to. Wrapped gifts? Unheard of, even when they came wrapped only in plain brown paper.
"No. Open first. Then say thank you."
"What do I do? Do I take the paper off?"
"Yes. You tear it off."
"And then what?"
"And then you throw it away."
"The whole present or just the paper?" Slowly he said, "Just the paper."
"and but you wrapped it so nicely. Why would I throw it away?"
"It’s just paper."“
— Paullina Simons, livro The Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman (2001), "If it’s just paper, why did you wrap it?"