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Good Night, Mr. Tom Setting & Symbolism

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Little Weirwold

Little Weirwold is the name of the village in which the story takes place. Many of the residents are taking in evacuees, children who have been sent to the country to avoid being killed in the bombings in London. Little Weirwold is a village set in a time one can hardly imagine in today's busy world. Everybody gets into everybody's business, but this is mostly positive. On Will's birthday, people send presents, even people who don't know the boy. People send food and special treats whenever there is a celebration, such as someone leaving or coming home. They pack baskets of food for departing travelers. They celebrate when people succeed, and they grieve together, when there is loss. They participate in community theater and musical events, even if they cannot sing so well. They hold together. Although Tom is considered cold and grouchy, he is still...

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