Book 1: Chapters 1-5
• In this section, Sir Phillip and his wife give birth to their first and only child, a girl named Stephen, the name Sir Phillip picked out after the conception when he was praying for a boy.
• As a young girl, Stephen grows to have a crush on one of the housemaids, Collins. She becomes almost obsessed with the woman and is jealous when a new male servant starts spending his time with Collins.
• After the end of her first crush, Stephen's parents attempt to make her feel better by taking her shopping and purchasing the girl's first horse, which she names Collins. Stephen begins hunting with her father and insists on riding horseback like a man.
• Stephen is sometimes forced to play with the neighboring children, the Antrims, Roger and Violet. Violet is extremely girly and often makes Stephen feel bad about herself and her...
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