Special Sub-Topic: An Old Fashioned Girl
|How old was Polly when she first visited Fanny Shaw?|
14. Fanny told Polly that she didn't dress like a girl of fourteen.
Fanny was sixteen at that time.
|This novel is set in which city?|
Boston. Everyone including the Shaws thought that Polly Milton was a 'countrified' girl and didn't fit in the city.
|What was the name of the Shaws' maid?|
Katy. Katy was often left to comfort Maud when she started yelling or was upset.
|How old was Maud when Polly first met her?|
Around 6 or 7. Maud - Fanny's younger sister - could never pronounce the letter R when she was young. Maud didn't mind poverty much when she was older. She developed an interest in cookery and turned out to be a good homemaker.
|What did Polly do for a living?|
Taught music. Polly sang remarkably well. Her brother, William, visited her on Sundays and they had lots of fun together.
|Polly married Mr. Sydney.|
False. Polly married Tom Shaw and Fanny married Sydney.
|Which friend of Polly's tried to commit suicide but was rescued by Miss Mills just in time?|
Jane. Jane and Polly turned out to be good friends, and Polly realized that her troubles were nothing compared to Jane's, who had lost her mother and had to work very hard to make a living.
|Tom Shaw went out West to make his living. Which brother of Polly's helped him?|
Ned. Ned married a girl called Maria Bailey, while William became a clergyman.
|Did Mr. Shaw go bankrupt at one point of time?|
Yes. The family got a real taste of poverty and were much better for it.
|In the end, Polly transforms into a city girl.|
f. Polly never transforms but remains her sweet, helpful 'countrified' self.
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