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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
|young man who works on a farm or ranch doing small jobs
"The chore boy is always very mean to the animals."
|Paragraph 509: Example|
|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|
|gentle Jersey cow|
|A cow that lives on Opal's farm and mother of the calf "Mathilde Plantagenet"||Paragraph 213: Naming the baby calf|
|Lars Porsena of Clusium|
|Lars Porsena of Clusium was the name of Opal’s 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
|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
|"A Very Shy Mouse." Opal often carries Nannerl Mozart in a pocket||Paragraph 110: First mention|
|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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