Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who does Julie meet as the novel opens and why hasn't she seen them for awhile?
As the novel begins, seven-year-old Julie Trelling walks hesitantly toward some neighborhood children standing at the gate at her house. Julie had last played with these children in August but has been sick with the same illness that has claimed Julie's mother's life on this October day.
2. What does Julie do when she hears the children say she will be going away and why?
Julie screams at this mention of another drastic life change, when the last few days were filled with change and sadness.
3. What happens to Julie when Laura takes her to her room?
Laura is unable to comfort Julie whose screams continue, until the doctor orders her to swallow a pill to help her calm down and sleep.
4. Where is Julie when she awakens?
When Julie awakens, she finds herself at the home of her mother's sister, Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher.
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