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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

appears
  the way it looks

"This house, its appears is not very pretty."

Paragraph 500: Example

coal-oil
  petroleum or a refined oil prepared from coal

"Coal-oil helps a croup."

Paragraph 185: Example

croup
  sickness

"When somebody has the croup I help to make them feel better with coal oil."

A sickness especially of children with difficult breathing and a hoarse cough.

Paragraph 126: Example

mamma
  The mamma is Opal's mother, Elizabeth Scott Whiteley ( b. 1874 - d. 1917).

Opal has a difficult time with her mother. While trying to be helpful, Opal often does things which make her mother angry.

In addition, Opal believes that her "Angel Mother," rather than Elizabeth Whiteley is her real mother.

Picture: Elizabether Whiteley

Picture: Mr and Mrs. Whiteley

Scene 15: Helping with Chores

Scene 30: Getting the Millers Brand out of the Flour-Sack

Scene 104: Tied to the woodshed corner




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