Oscar and Lucinda - Study Guide Chapters 21 - 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21: Lucinda Leplastrier is born and raised in an earth-floored hut in New South Wales. Lucinda and her parents, Elizabeth and Abel, keep its money in a series of jam jars, each dedicated to a particular purpose, such as the church collection plate or birthday presents. The jars are hidden throughout the house. The most important jars are plastered into the wattle and daub walls with fresh mud. Lucinda's beautiful doll was purchased from the funds in the birthday jar for her ninth birthday, and her parents still have mixed feelings about the gift. They had wanted to provide their daughter with this luxury, but they often find themselves regretting the expense. Life is not easy on the Leplastrier farm. The doll has bright blue eyes and curly blonde hair that refuses to lie flat, like Lucinda's hair. Lucinda's parents have sleek, straight black hair...

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