Scene text is light gray by default on compile

I have been searching for an hour, and tried reading through the Interactive Tutorial for an answer… but sadly my newb-ness seems to have won out.

I create a new Novel, type anything into the Scene, hit compile… and the output PDF text is light gray. The frontmatter and chapter heading and the scene hashes are all black, so I know that black is possible, and compiling the Interactive Tutorial gives a whole array of neat colors. What am I missing?

Also, and not to pick nits as a n00b, why make the minimal working example not work as one would imagine? I would think that a new user just test driving the software should meet with minimal resistance to getting the output they might expect.