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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley
|Good King Edward I|
|"A Fir Tree Growing In The Lane."||Paragraph 39: First mention|
|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
|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 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
"When I got sick I had queer feels in my stomach."
|Paragraph 462: Example|
I walked over untothe house of Sadie McKibben."
|Paragraph 426: Example|
"The baby had wake-ups when I made a loud noise."
|Paragraph 512: Example|
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