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How do Elspeth and her family come to be in Africa? What does the family hope about the farm?

List at least three neighbors near Elspeth's home in Africa. Describe each in detail, including their relationships with Elspeth and her family.

There are many cultural differences between the Europeans who settle in Africa and the natives who live there. What are some of these differences and how do they define that people?

Who is Robin? Tilly? Elspeth? What are the relationships between the three? What kind of people are Robin and Tilly? How do their personalities and actions impact Elspeth? How might Elspeth have been different if Robin and Tilly had been different?

Elspeth witnesses a great many deaths of animals during her stay in Africa. List at least three, including their circumstances. What are Elspeth's thoughts on these deaths? How do they impact her life?

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