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Sam displays many signs of eccentricity bordering on egomania and, perhaps, madness. Do you think Sam is crazy? What is unusual about the way Sam talks to the children? Do the children understand Sam's ravings or do they simply play along? How does Sam's behavior help and/or hinder the development of the children?

Bert tells Henny that she mismanaged the family funds, which is why they seem to be so poor. Henny has excuses ready for all of Bert's questions but the numbers do not seem to add up. Are the Pollits really struggling or does Henny mismanage the money? How much money do the Pollits take in every year? What could the family do better to improve their quality of life? Explain.

The relationship between Henny and Sam has deteriorated to a less than civil union. They rarely speak to each other, often using the...

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