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Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus
A wood rat like Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus

Picture of a woodrat

Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus is the name to of a wood rat who is one of Opal's favorite pets.

Opal carries Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus whenever she goes visiting or exploring. He rides in her pockets or in her hat. She writes that wood-rats are "soft and velvety", not like ordinary rats. They are larger and cleaner than other types of rats and can make good pets.

Opal named her pet wood-rat after the English poet Thomas Chatterton, and two gods of Roman and Greek mythology, Jupiter and Zeus.

Paragraph 3: first mention of a lovely wood rat      Paragraph 419: a rat's house      Scene 16: the sore nose and a cheese squeak      Paragraph 595: last mention      About: Jupiter      About: Zeus      About: the poet Thomas Chatterton     
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