1. Describe Whitney at the opening of the novel.
Whitney is a young girl of fifteen, and she is the protagonist of the novel. She has a crush on Paul and has been showing her feelings for him in an inappropriate manner. She is described as "unruly" by her neighbors.
2. Why are Lord and Lady Gilbert visiting the Stone Estate at the beginning of the book?
Lord and Lady Gilbert are visiting the Stone Estate to pick up Whitney. Whitney has become so unruly that her father has requested that she be taken away.
3. What is Whitney doing when her aunt and uncle arrive at the estate? Why is she doing this?
Whitney is wearing male trousers and is standing on a horse, riding bareback. She is doing an imitation of a show she once saw to impress Paul Sevarin.
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