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Themes

Self Discovery

Hayley Foss is a timid little girl who has been sheltered away from the real world for centuries. She is shy and often unsure of herself. Her grandmother makes her believe that she is incapable of doing anything other than watch an occasional cartoon on television and try desperately to paint inside of the lines. Even her grandfather unwittingly adds to Hayley's feelings of inadequacy by giving her books to read that are far beyond her mortal years.

Hayley angers her grandmother in a way that she doesn't even understand and is forced to leave England and live with relatives (although still strangers) in Ireland. She considers herself in "disgrace." Becoming accepted by her older cousins and championed by most of the family (with the exception of Tollie) for unclogging the drain gives Hayley confidence and self-assurance that centuries of living under the control of her strict...

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