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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

a-following
  followed; coming with

"My pet pig came a-following behind me as I walked to school."

Paragraph 363: Example

borning day
  birthday

"Today is the borning day of one of my friends and we celebrated it with a party."

Paragraph 294: Example

Brave Horatius
  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


going-away day
  death day (day that they died)

"Today is the going-away day of a famous person."

Paragraph 571: Example

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

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: Jupiter

About: Zeus

About: the poet Thomas Chatterton




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