Polly’s sister, Patricia, is just about perfect in every way but one. What is her poor attribute?
She is mean to Polly on a regular basis.
Polly’s brother, Freddy, is very popular. On what previous occasion did it not rain?
On the day Freddy was born.
What “seems” to have caused the rain on Mondays to stop?
Freddy has become very ill.
How old is Polly?
Who is her arch enemy at school?
Jennifer Jong is her arch enemy.
What unusual feature does Polly have?
She has a crooked index finger.
Polly’s mother is Christina. In her view, what should everyone be engaged in?
Who is Polly’s best friend?
Harry, a rhubarb plant.
Who is the boy who is new to the farm? Is he a relative?
Basford. He is the godson of Beatrice, who lives and works on the family farm.
Why does Aunt Edith want to sell the farm
Aunt Edith feels confined by the farm. She wants to use other talents to do other things.
What is the secret to the weekly rain?
A woman in the family with a crooked finger has the power to create a cloud which will bring rain.
What does it mean to Polly and to Edith to find fulfillment in life?
Edith wants to use other talents in other places; Polly wants to remain a faithful member of the family business and friend to the unusual inhabitants.