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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

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

  Grandpére is the French word for "grandfather." Opal uses Grandpére to mean the father of her "Angel Father." Paragraph 578: Washing the picture of Angel Father

More about: Angel Father

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

William Shakespeare

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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