Ellen Foster - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Left to her own devices so much, Ellen does a lot of thinking while at Nadine's. When asked, she just tells Nadine and Dora that she is reading. This pleases Nadine. In actuality, Ellen kills time with her microscope, which she hides from Nadine and Dora. Her favorite slide is Euglena, a name she thinks would be good for a daughter one day. The other slides are diatoms and paramecia.

Nadine asks Ellen what she would like for Christmas. Ellen tells her to keep the money, that the clothes she just got were gift enough, but Nadine insists. Ellen asks only for white painting paper so she can draw what she sees on her slides. Ellen thinks maybe Nadine and Dora are starting to care for her and that this Christmas will be different then reminds herself to be careful with such wishful thinking.

Ellen enjoys being...

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