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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley
"Today is the borning day of one of my friends and we celebrated it with a party."
|Paragraph 294: Example|
|Brave Horatius was Opalís 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
|Felix Mendelssohn is a mouse which Opal often carries with her in a pocket.
This pet is named for a a famous German composer of music. He wrote the "wedding march" that is still used today.
|Paragraph 554: Inspirations from dabbling toes|
|death day (day that they died)
"Today is the going-away day of a famous person."
|Paragraph 571: Example|
|Latin for "hallelujah"
It is part of a hymn sung in a Catholic church service.
|Paragraph 343: Example|
|Lars Porsena of Clusium|
|Lars Porsena of Clusium was the name of Opalís pet black crow.
The name comes from a king in ancient Rome in about 580 B.C., who is mentioned in Thomas Macaulay's poem "Horatius at the Bridge" (1842).
|Paragraph 13: Finding the Mamma's thimble
Scene 80: The Death of Lars Porsena
Scene 118: The Death of Lars Porsena of Clusium
|The onion garden is part of their family farm. It is located at the western edge of their farm, toward Cottage Grove.||Paragraph 317: Working the garden|
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