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|Brave Horatius was Opal’s pet German Shepherd dog. He goes with her everywhere.
Opal named him Brave Horatius after the Roman hero of the poem "Horatius at the Bridge" by Thomas Macaulay.
|Paragraph 79: Brave Horatius thinks it is home-going time
Paragraph 105: A rescue by Brave Horatius
Scene 28: Brave Hortatius is lost and found again
|Grandpére is the French word for "grandfather." Opal uses Grandpére to mean the father of her "Angel Father."||Paragraph 578: Washing the picture of Angel Father
More about: Angel Father
|Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus|
Opal has given this name to a wood rat who is one of her favorite pets. Opal very often carries Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus whenever she goes visiting or exploring.
Opal named her pet rat after the poet Thomas Chatterton, and two gods of classical mythology.
|More about: Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus
About: the poet Thomas Chatterton
William Shakespeare is an old work horse belonging to Opal's family and often used to haul logs.
Opal loves to talk with him and to go for rides. She named him for William Shakespeare the great English writer of the 1500's.
|Day 25: Opal's long ride
Picture: Work Horses
More about: this old horse
About: the writer Shakespeare
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