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|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|
|The grandpa was Opal's maternal grandfather, Leonidas Constantine Scott (b. 1851 - d.1944).
He owned the farm in Walden where Opal's family lived. He lived in the ranch-house.
|Paragraph 74: Making potato piles Paragraph 1: the ranch-house Picture: Grandpa's ranch-house|
|Louis II, le Grand Condé|
|A wood-mouse. Opal often carries Louis II, Le Grand Condé in her sleeve.
The comes from a king of France
|Scene 40: Sadie McKibben Has Understandings|
|Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil|
|A pet toad.
The name for this pet comes from putting together the names of four great teachers and poets in Ancient Rome: Lucian, Horace, Ovid and Virgil.
|Paragraph 3: The toad under the house steps
Scene 43: Lola Saves Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil
|Michael Angelo Sanzio Raphael|
|"A Grand Douglas Fir Tree With An Understanding Soul." Michael Angelo Sanzio Raphael is a tall fir tree that grows just back of the barn. Opal often climbs into it and has talks.
Opal names this tree after two great artists who lived at the same time, Michael Angelo and Sanzio Raphael.
|Scene 3: The grand tree with an understanding soul
Paragraph 351: Walking barefoot in the mud
|the house where the owner of a farm and his family lives
"The ranch house was owned by Opal's grandparents, who also owned the land."
|Paragraph 7: other ranch-houses
Picture: Northeast Sky View of Opal's Home
Picture: The ranch house
Picture: Side of the Ranch House
Savonarola was a popular preacher and reformer in Italy. He was born on September 21, 1454 and died on May 23, 1498. His sermons were popular because he prophesied the downfall of the Medici family (a prophesy that came true) and spoke out against corruption in the Roman Catholic church.
Opal named her sorrel (reddish) horse Savonarola.
|More about: Girolamo Savonarola|
|redish-brown in color
"The new horse we bought was a beautiful saw rel color, red like the sunset."
|Paragraph 439: Example|
|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
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