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|fluting; playing a song
"Today I went a-piping in the woods."
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"Some days I like to walk adown the river."
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|house we live in|
|Opal's house is between the singing creek and her grandparent's house.
Opal lives in a very small wooden house with one room divided into two by a quilt. It is also called a lumber shanty
These little houses were moved to different logging camps using the railroad. The entire house was pulled up on railroad cars and moved to the next work camp.
|Picture: Sky view of the farm
Paragraph 1: The house on the edge of the near woods
Paragraph 3: The lumber shanty
|The lane is a narrow dirt road that Opal walks to school on.
The lane was quite long - at least a mile or more. It runs from her grandparent's house west all the way to the mill by the far woods. It was owned by the Limbergers.
|Picture: The Lane
Paragraph 38: Our lovely lane
|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
|whip made from a small stick
"When I get into trouble momma uses a switch on my back."
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I walked over untothe house of Sadie McKibben."
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